Zoom Meetings in myLesley

Modified on Fri, 01 Mar 2024 at 03:51 PM


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How Can I Create a Zoom Meeting for my Class?

There are two different ways to create Zoom meetings for your class. You could create your meeting in Zoom and then share the link with your students (by sending the link in an email, posting an Announcement, adding it to your myLesley course, etc.). Or you could use the Blackboard/Zoom integration. There are some advantages and disadvantages of each tool.


Create Your Meetings in Zoom

Advantages of creating your meeting in Zoom:

  • Allows you to easily manage additional meeting options, such as pre-loading poll questions.
  • Allows you to easily share your meeting information in multiple places (syllabus, announcements, email, course content)
  • Allows you to pre-assign students to breakout rooms (your participants will need to log in using their Lesley Zoom account in order to utilize this feature).


Create Your Meetings Using the Blackboard/Zoom Integration

Advantages of using the Blackboard/Zoom integration:

  • No need to post separate links to meetings or recordings. Create the meetings and they will appear for your students in the Zoom area of your course.
  • If you recorded your meeting, recordings will appear in the Zoom area of the course for you and your students to access.




Create a Meeting in Zoom

The easiest way to invite your students or colleagues to a Zoom meeting is to create the meeting in Zoom and then share the Zoom meeting information. 


Create a Zoom Meeting

To create a Zoom meeting, go to lesley.zoom.us and log in with your Lesley credentials. 


Go to the Meetings area and click on the Schedule a Meeting button to create your Zoom meeting.


in Zoom, click on schedule a meeting


You will then be prompted to enter your meeting information. If you are creating a Zoom meeting for your course, you may choose to create a recurring meeting, which will allow you and your students to use the same Zoom link for each course meeting. Once you have finished, save your meeting.


For more information on creating Zoom meetings, including scheduling a Zoom meeting in the desktop app, see Scheduling Zoom Meetings.


Once you have saved your meeting, you will be brought to the Manage meeting area. Click the Copy Invitation link to copy your meeting information. You will then be able to paste this meeting invitation in an email, course announcement, within your myLesley course, etc.




Share the Meeting Information

Once you have copied your meeting invitation, you may paste it an email, course announcement, within your myLesley course, etc. 


To share your meeting in your myLesley course, navigate to the area where you wish to post your meeting information. You may then paste the information you copied from Zoom. 


For more information on adding content in myLesley see:



Use the myLesley Zoom Integration


The Zoom integration in myLesley allows faculty to schedule Zoom meetings and share them with their students. 


Original Course View

Adding a Zoom tool link to your course menu is probably the easiest way for everyone to locate and attend Zoom meetings if you plan to have more than one throughout your course. 


To add the Tool Link, click the Add Menu Item button at the top left corner of the course menu. 


add menu item button in course menu



Select Tool Link from the menu.


click Tool Link



Give your link a Name and select Zoom Meeting from the Type drop-down list. Make sure Available to Users is checked. Click Submit to save your changes.


Add Tool Link interface



Click on the link you created to launch Zoom in a new window. 



Once you have launched Zoom, click Schedule a New Meeting to create your Zoom meeting(s) for your course. 


To start or join a meeting, click Start or Join to launch a meeting.


Zoom meeting scheduler screenshot




You may prefer to create a link to your Zoom meetings within other course materials to provide context on what you will be covering during the meeting. 


To begin, navigate to your content area of your course where you wish to add the Zoom link. Click on the Tools link a the top of the page. Then click More Tools and then click on Zoom Meeting.


Add Tools menu in myLesley



Enter a Link Name (ex Zoom Meeting), optional description, and set Available to Yes. Then click Submit.


Create Link interface



Your Zoom Meeting tool link will be added to the bottom of the content area. Click on the tool link to launch Zoom in a new window. 


Once you have launched Zoom, click Schedule a New Meeting to create your Zoom meeting(s) for your course. 


To start or join a meeting, click Start or Join to launch a meeting.

 
Zoom meeting scheduler screenshot




Ultra Course View

You may add a link to the Zoom integration directly to the Course Content page (or within a folder or module). To begin, navigate to the location where you wish to add the Zoom link and click on the plus button. This will open a menu. Select Content Market.




This will bring you into the Content Market. Scroll down to Institution Tools and locate Zoom Meeting. Click the plus sign (+) to add the link to the Zoom integration to your course.




You will then be brought back to your course content. By default, the link to the Zoom integration will be hidden from students. You may change the availability of the link or edit it to add a short description.


Click on the Zoom link to launch the Zoom integration.




Once you have launched Zoom, click Schedule a New Meeting to create your Zoom meeting(s) for your course. 


To start or join a meeting, click Start or Join to launch a meeting.



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