Joining a Zoom Room as a Participant

Participants do not have automatic access to Zoom meetings. The host (instructor) needs to share the join link for a meeting after creating a meeting. Methods of sharing may vary by instructor, however a join link will launch a meeting from any supported web browser.


Professors are encouraged to share Zoom join links in the Content area of the course. In this case, students would just need to click on the link to join a meeting.



If you have questions on where to find Zoom join links, please contact your instructor. 


After clicking the join link, you'll be prompted to open the meeting in the Zoom app. Click "Open Link" to start the Zoom desktop application. 



If this is your first time using Zoom and you do not have Zoom installed on your computer, click the "Download & run Zoom" link.



Once the Zoom application opens, wait for the host to start the meeting. For information on navigating Zoom, see the Navigating Zoom as a Participant article.


Visit the Zoom Help Center to view all of the available articles and videos.