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How do I get started with Zoom?
This article describes various requirements for Zoom prior to starting your first Zoom meeting.
Log In to uic.zoom.us
IMPORTANT: First time U of I Zoom users need to log in via the Web Interface to create their account.
- This will generate your U of I Zoom account. Please make sure you use your University of Illinois NetID and password
- If you would like more information about how to log into U of I Zoom please visit How can I log in to Zoom?
Configure your meeting settings
Accessing your settings:
- Access your settings by logging into your U of I Zoom account at: uic.zoom.us
- Locate the settings tab within the menu bar on the left hand side of the window
- Select the type of Zoom service you would like to configure
- For more information on how to Access and Edit your meeting settings, please visit Zoom Support.
Understanding your settings:
- Please visit Zoom's Documentation for more information about setting definitions:
Downloading Zoom Desktop Application
- Note: Most integrations require the Desktop Application. Users will need to download the Zoom Desktop Application before many integrations will work correctly.
- Please find the download version you require below:
Internet Bandwidth/Speed Requirements
- Go to http://speedtest.net to check your network bandwidth. Generally, we recommend 1.2 to 1.5Mbps upload/download for an optimal experience on desktop or room systems.
Test your audio and video settings
- Test your video before the first meeting:
- Please visit How Do I Test My Video? for more information.
- Test your audio before your first meeting:
- Check out, Testing your computer or device audio from Zoom Support if you'd like more information.
- Pro users have the option to chat with Zoom support any time 24/7. To chat with Zoom, please login to your U of I Zoom account at uic.zoom.us and click the blue question mark (?) at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
- Zoom publishes and updates articles supporting all of there services. These documents can be found at the Zoom Help Center.
- Zoom has specific articles relating to getting started which can be found at Zoom: Getting Started.
- Zoom also has video tutorials if needed: Zoom Video Tutorials.
- Monitor Zoom’s status page for any outage information