Zoom Getting Started Gude for Faculty/Staff

Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging through one easy to use platform. Zoom provides strong audio, video, and wireless screen-sharing across multiple platforms. This article provides the basics of the Zoom client for Windows and Mac. You can download the client from Zoom.

Please Note: Learn more about Zoom Account Types. You can request either a Basic Zoom or Licensed Zoom account at Software License Request - Zoom.

Request Your Zoom Account

  • Complete the Zoom Account Request Form. Please be sure to choose the account type (Basic or Licensed) that meets your need.
  • You will receive an email from no-reply@zoom.us with the subject Zoom Account Invitation
    Please Note: Check your junk/spam folders if you don't see your invitation.

Activate Your Zoom Account

You will receive an email from Zoom stating an account was created on your behalf.

  • Click Activate Your Zoom Account, or copy and paste the provided link into your browser.

Activate Zoom Email

  • A tab will open in your default web browser. Click Sign Up with Password.
  • Create your account by filling in your name, your school email, your password, and your password confirmation.
  • Click Continue.
  • You have successfully activated your Zoom account. From here, you can download the desktop client.

Sign in and Join

Option 1: After launching Zoom, click Sign In and provide the credentials for your Zoom account that you received when you requested the account.
Zoom sign in screenZoom sign in screen showing the email and password fields

Option 2: After launching Zoom, you can choose Sign in with SSO. You will be redirected to a new screen to connect your Missouri State account.

To sign in with your Missouri State Credentials:

  1. Type missouristate in the Company Domain box, click Continue.

Sign in page for company domain

NOTE: If you are signed in to your university email in your web browser, Zoom may bypass the next steps and redirect you back to the Zoom client.

  1. You will be directed to sign in to your Missouri State account to continue. You will enter the same credentials you use to sign in to your Office 365 account and email. If you are uncertain of how to sign in, please consult the How to Log in to Your Office 365 account article for additional information.

Sign in page for Missouri State account information

  1. If you have multi-factor authentication enabled for your account, you will be asked to approve the sign in request.
  2. Click Open Zoom.us to continue to Zoom.

Dialog box asking if you want to open Zoom


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