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About Zoom Video

Zoom Video is a Conferencing service offering in the ITS Service Catalog that offers video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience. You can access audio conferencing, video conferencing, online meetings, group messaging and web conferencing in the cloud. Get connected on your workstation, your mobile devices, or telephone.  ITS has connected our Zoom service with Blackboard to streamline faculty and student access to class meetings and recordings within the LMS environment.

How It Works with Blackboard

> Add the Zoom Tool in your Blackboard Course

> Import Zoom Meetings and Recordings in Blackboard

> Using Zoom for Teaching

Watch Video

Still image of the video linked. Click to view.

Adding Zoom to your Course Menu

  1. In your course...
  2. Hover over + and choose Tool Link.
  3. Complete the Tool Link options:
    • Name: Enter the title you would like displayed in your course navigation.
    • Type: Select Zoom.
    • Available to users: Check this option so that students can see the link.

Use Zoom as an Instructor

  1. Click the Zoom link in your course.
  2. Your class meetings and recordings for the specific Blackboard course will be listed.
  3. You can schedule a class meeting, including recurring meetings.
  4. Links to recorded class meetings will be listed here.
  5. Students follow the same link and will see links only for class meetings and recordings for the specific Blackboard course.



  • Schedule and manage class meetings
  • Start or join class meetings
  • View upcoming class meetings
  • View and manage previous class meetings and recordings


  • View upcoming class meetings
  • Join class meetings
  • View previous class meetings and recordings

Support Resources

Need more help? Submit an ITS Service Desk Request.