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Zoom for Students

Zoom for Students

LACCD uses the Zoom video conferencing system to support online classes.  Your professor may also use the system for other purposes, such as hosting a  guest speaker or holding online office hours.

How to Access a Zoom Meeting or Class Session

If you’re taking a class, the Zoom meetings for that class can be found under the “Zoom” menu item in Canvas. If you need help with Canvas, please see this page.

Getting to Zoom for the First Time

When you click on a Zoom link, Zoom will ask you if you would like to download the Zoom application or to use your web browser. You may wish to click “download and Run Zoom” to download the application. Here’s some information about this process.Here is a short video on how to join a Zoom meeting:

In this video we'll go over how to join a Zoom meeting.  When receiving a Zoom invitation, you'll see the joint link in the meeting invite. Click the link and you'll be prompted to download and run Zoom.

A Zoom.us launcher dot zip file will download. Simply click on the file and you can install the launcher.

If the host hasn't started the meeting you'll see a message stating "Please wait for the host to start this meeting."

Once the host starts the meeting, the Zoom meeting window will appear where you can join your audio and connect your video.

To join your audio, just select join audio conference by computer. This should automatically appear once you join the Zoom meeting.

To connect your video, simply select the video camera icon in the bottom left hand corner of the Zoom meeting window.


How to share your screen

In your classes, your professor may ask you to share work you are doing on your computer screen. To do so, you will use the “Share screen” function in Zoom. 

  • To do so, simply put your cursor at the bottom of the screen and click Share Screen.
  • Zoom will open up a pop-up window where you can select what you wish to share. Click on Desktop and click on “Share screen” button on the lower right.
  • To stop sharing your screen after you finish your presentation click on “Stop Share” button on top of your computer screen.

Adapted from Pacific University