How to use Zoom Pro in your Moodle courses
Posted by Skye Nguyen, Last modified by Skye Nguyen on 20 November 2020 03:34 PM

Description: How to set up, edit, and start Zoom meetings in your Moodle courses using the Zoom Pro External Tool.

Tags: zoom, moodle, meeting, video, conference, pro

Using the Zoom Pro integration for Moodle Gives instructors the following functionality: Schedule and manage meetings, Start or join meetings, View upcoming meetings, View and manage previous meetings and recordings, zoom account is automatically provisioned.

Advantages: zoom meetings are automatically posted to the Moodle Calendar. Students can view upcoming meetings, join meetings, view previous meetings, and view recordings.

How To Set Up and Use Zoom Pro External Tool

Adding the Zoom Pro External Tool to your course

In the desired week or section of your course, click on Add an activity or resource. Select Zoom Pro from the list of activities.

Moodle Activity Menu
Set a name for the activity. (i.e. Face-2-Face Conferencing, Virtual Office Hours, etc.)

How to set up, edit and start meetings in Zoom 

To set up a meeting you will click the blue bottom on the top right that says Schedule a New Meeting.

You can then edit the settings to add the topic, description, set a time, setup reoccurring meetings and more. You will also be able to go back anytime and edit the settings by clicking on Edit this Meeting.

Note: the password option for meetings only works if students join the meeting from outside of Moodle. To do this, create a meeting with a numeric password, hide the tool on your Moodle course page, supply the students with the meeting ID, and provide students a link to Zoom’s join page. Joining through this page will require them to enter a password.

Require registration cannot be used when using your personal meeting ID.

To start the meeting, you can click the start button on the Upcoming Meetings page or click on the meeting itself and click Start this Meeting at the bottom of the page. An Invite Attendees link is also provided in case you need to invite or email potential attendees. 

Zoom pro meeting creation menu on Moodle.

Detailed step-by-step instructions for launching Zoom via a desktop computer, installing the Zoom mobile app, and meeting functions are easily found online.

For further help, click on Live Help, leave a ticket, or contact:

Academic Technology Center

(541) 463-3377

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