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Installing Zoom - The Web Conferencing System

Why use this?

Zoom is a cloud-based meeting tool that lets you schedule and hold real-time online meetings, or participate in meetings scheduled by your instructor or other students, using a Mac, PC or most mobile devices. These meetings can be either video meetings, using your device’s built in camera or a USB camera, or they can be screen share meetings, where participants are viewing documents, webpages, etc. Zoom meetings can be recorded, saved and uploaded to YouTube or other sites, allowing you and your team to create and share group presentations.

Watch a 1-minute overview

System Requirements for PC and MAC

System Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in

  • Or, an HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6/(Snow Leopard) or later

  • Windows 8 or 8.1

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista with SP1 or later

  • Windows XP with SP3 or later

  • Surface PRO 2 running Win 8.1

  • Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+, Opera12+

  • Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome

  • Any 1 Ghz single core processor or better

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Windows Tablet

Supported Browsers

Processor Requirements

Bandwidth Requirements

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi or Wired environments.

System requirements for iOS and Android

Installing Zoom

This will create an icon on your desktop you can use to launch Zoom. 

1. Go to

2. Click Login


3. Enter your campus username and password, and then select Login.

username and password login

4. . Select Host a Meeting.

5. Choose a Video Meeting. Note, at this point you are just installing the software.

host a meeting

6. Select Start Meeting.

start meeting

7. Select Save File

save file

8. Locate and open the Zoom launcher file from your downloads.

9. Select Run


10. Once the program is installed, the Zoom launcher should appear on your desktop.

zoom launcher