Videoconferencing with Zoom


Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. It allows you to schedule and record online meetings or invite remote guest speakers to your class or event. Follow this article to learn about the basic features of the Zoom client on Windows and Mac.

All Saint Michael's College faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom.

Security Enhancements Coming Soon

We recommend you check, update the Zoom Desktop Client regularly. Please see the instructions below under Security to make sure you're running the latest Zoom version.  

To Login Into Your Account:

If you don't have a Zoom account contact

  1. Go to Zoom meeting Client to download and install the Zoom application. 
  2. log in using SSO (Single Sign-On with your SMCVT account). 


This quick start guide walks you through getting started with your new Zoom account, including essential steps like scheduling your first meeting, downloading the Zoom client, and updating your Zoom profile. You have been invited to an existing Zoom account, read this quick start guide for a summary of your next steps, and click the embedded links to learn more.

This article covers:

·    Signing up and activating your Zoom account

·    Downloading the Zoom client

·    Signing into your Zoom account on the web

·    Updating your profile

·    Scheduling your first meeting

·    Starting a test meeting

·    Starting your first meeting as the host

·    Inviting others to join your meeting

·    Upload a Zoom Recording to Echo360

Best Practices While In a Class/Meeting

  • Sign in to the Zoom desktop client and stay signed in.
  • Check your Internet speed. If you're on free Wi-Fi, you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality.
  • Turn your camera on and have your camera at eye level.
  • Stay muted unless you're talking to reduce background noise.
  • Make sure you sit in a well-lit and quiet place.
  • Be mindful of what's going on behind you. Think about having a solid wall behind you or turning on the virtual background.


We strongly recommend that you make the following security adjustments to your Zoom settings:

Troubleshooting & Help

You can view many helpful tutorials in the Zoom Help Center.

Tips &Tricks: Teachers Education on Zoom

The Value of Video Communications in Education

Live Training/Demos 

Webinars & Events 

You can also contact us with questions about using Zoom.


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