Setup and sign in

The Zoom Client for Meetings is software you run on your computer to use Zoom.

The Zoom web portal provides additional features, such as setting a profile picture and managing your Personal Meeting ID, recordings, and security settings.

Before you start

If you created a Zoom account with your @buffalo.edu email address before 3/18/20, you must switch it over >

Zoom Desktop Client for Meetings

Install the Zoomtop Desktop Client (if necessary)

Before you can host a meeting with Zoom, you must have Zoom Client for Meetings installed. Your IT staff may have done this for you. If you are using a personally owned computer:

  1. Go to https://zoom.us/download
  2. Click Zoom client for meetings
  3. Follow the prompts to install the software

Sign in

  1. Launch Zoom
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Click Sign In with SSO
Sign in with SSO.

4. Enter “buffalo” if prompted for a company domain

Enter buffalo.

5. Enter your UBITName and password on the login screen

Learn more: Zoom Client Settings

Have Zoom start when you turn on your computer

  • Windows: Go to the Zoom client and click on your profile picture at the top right, then click Settings. Click on General and then check the box that says Start Zoom when I start Windows
  • Mac: CTRL-click the Zoom app in the Dock, select Options > Open at Login.

Zoom Web portal

Sign in

Visit buffalo.zoom.us/signin and enter your email address and password. Upon sign in you will be taken to your Profile page.

Highlights

  • Setting your profile picture (visible throughout the Zoom platform).
  • Editing your Personal Meeting ID/Personal Link
    • This is your personal dedicated virtual meeting space.  You can use it at any time or schedule it for future use.

After configuring your profile, we recommend going to the Meeting Settings tab to configure your preferences based on how you would like to conduct meetings. It's also a good time to visit your Security Settings.

Need help? Contact the UBIT Help Center or your departmental IT support.