Joining a Zoom Meeting

Some instructors will hold office hours or meetings via Zoom. See below for details.



Step 1: Sign in to Zoom.

Go to to sign in to Zoom. Iowa State University has a Zoom license that allows you to use this particular technology for free with your ISU Net ID and password.

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Step 2: To join a meeting in Zoom through an invitation email, go to the link provided.

Hi there,
Your instructor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: May 13, 2015 1:30 PM (GMT-7:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

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Join from dial-in phone line:

Dial: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788
Meeting ID: 512 953 645
Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting
International numbers available:

Join from a H.323/SIP room system:

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Dial: (US East) or (US West) Meeting ID: 512 953 645

You can join the meeting either by copying and pasting the URL provided within the invitation or copying the meeting ID and pasting it to the appropriate place under your Zoom account.

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Step 3: If you are using Zoom for the first time, your browser will prompt you to download and run Zoom. If you already downloaded Zoom to your device your meeting will start automatically.

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