Information Services

Quickstart Guide

The basics on getting you up and running with the University's Zoom meeting service.

1. Read the security & privacy guidelines

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2. Connect to the VPN service

To protect personal IP address details, we recommend you connect to the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when using Zoom:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/is/vpn

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3. Migrate an existing @ed.ac.uk Zoom account

If you used your @ed.ac.uk email address to sign up for a Zoom account prior to the University's Zoom service being available, please use these steps to migrate it to the new service. Accounts that use personal email addresses are unaffected.

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4. Access Zoom

To install the appropriate Zoom software for your device and access the service, please visit:

Accessing Zoom

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5. Check your setup and get to know Zoom

Test your microphone, camera and preferences etc, plus get a feel for the Zoom interface.

https://zoom.us/test

Getting started with Zoom meetings (Video tutorial)

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6. Meeting Hosts

Important guidance on hosting a meeting and ensuring it takes place in a safe, secure and efficient manner - PLEASE READ

Meeting Hosts

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7. Meeting participants

Join a meeting now 

Configuring your Zoom preferences

Attendee controls during a meeting

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Need any help?

Please initially see the Zoom Help and Support section. If you then still need assistance: