Getting Started with Zoom Video Conferencing

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If you are a professor, make sure you follow steps below prior to attempting any integration with Canvas. If you are a student wishing to use Zoom to create your own meetings, likewise be sure to set up your profile using the steps below.

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Setting up your Zoom profile

To set up your profile for the first time:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Login link in the upper-right corner.
  3. Sign in using your Xavier credentials.
  4. You will be taken to your Zoom profile page. From the menu on the left, you can schedule meetings, view your meeting recordings, and update your Zoom profile.
  5. When you create a Zoom account, you're automatically assigned a Personal Meeting ID (PMI). The PMI is a consistent meeting ID/weblink you can share with others to create adhoc meetings on the fly. We recommend only using this for private meetings, with a passcode. Unique meeting IDs are safer for group and public gatherings.

Downloading and Using Zoom App

  1. Download the appropriate Zoom app for your platform by visiting
  2. Launch the Zoom app after installing it.
  3. Click Sign In with SSO.

  4. Enter xavier and click Continue.

  5. Enter your Xavier credentials in the screen that appears, and click Sign In.
  6. You can now schedule a meeting using either the Zoom App or the web portal ( See this page for more information on both options.

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