UB Learns and Zoom

Zoom is an easy-to-use, video communication platform that includes video conferencing, recording, phone, chat and screen sharing. Zoom is available to all UB students, faculty and staff.

Security Settings for Zoom

Requiring a password to join any meeting or session is strongly recommended, especially if the meeting or session is advertised publicly or widely, or where large numbers of attendees are invited or anticipated.

If using Zoom for teaching and intended only for student use, it is recommended that meeting hosts only share session or meetings links through the class session itself in UB Learns or though MyUB.

> Learn more about Zoom security settings

Enable Zoom Meeting in a Course

  1. Open a course.
  2. Hover over the + icon at the top of the Course menu and click Tool Link.
  3. In the Add Tool Link dialog box, fill in the following fields:
    • Name: Zoom Meeting Link.
    • Type (dropdown menu): Zoom Meeting.
    • Check Available to Users.
  4. Click Submit.

Before you can host a meeting with Zoom, you must have the Zoom Desktop Client software installed on your computer or device. 

> Download and install Zoom Desktop Client

Need additional help?

Use our contact form to submit a help ticket (you may be asked for your UBITName and password). After the form is submitted, a member of the UB Learns support team will follow up with you within one business day.