Request a Zoom Account
In order to host a meeting, the host must first have a Zoom Basic account, which can be received by:
- Log into spu.zoom.us with your SPU credentials.
- Proceed with creating a meeting through the online portal or download the Zoom Desktop & Mobile App.
If you need to host meetings longer than 40 minutes you must acquire a Zoom Pro account. You must create your Zoom Basic account first before acquiring a Zoom Pro account.
You can follow the instructions for requesting the account through Banner to get your Zoom Pro account setup. All other attendees do not need accounts, but if they attend meetings from their mobile devices, they may need to download the app before being able to join.
Install the Zoom Desktop App
Since instructors are the meeting hosts, it's important to be logged into the Zoom Desktop app for their meetings. This provides the best experience and all of the meeting controls needed to ensure you have a successful meeting.
Create Your Meetings
For class meetings, the best option is to create meetings directly in Canvas, view Adding Zoom to Canvas for more information. This helps keep people out, who shouldn't be in your class meetings, but also creates an easy location for your students to access all of their meetings during the quarter.
If you need to schedule individual meetings or setup webinars that aren't for the entire class or are related to other duties you have, creating a meeting through the Zoom desktop app is easy! View the Zoom Desktop & Mobile App page for more details.
Zoom Meeting Timeouts
Zoom meetings will time out after a certain period of time. In the case of 1 host and 1 or more participants joined, if only one person remains in the meeting, the meeting will end 40 minutes later if no one else joins. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/202460676-Time-limits-for-idle-meetings