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How do I use Zoom in my GauchoSpace course site?


Zoom is an easy-to-use video and audio conferencing platform that allows for online meetings with screen-sharing and annotation capabilities. Instructors can use the software for holding online office hours or other online group meetings in their courses.

Zoom integration with GauchoSpace allows instructors to schedule meetings directly from a course site, set session settings, and optionally create a grade for participating in a meeting. It also allows students to easily view upcoming meeting times and to join any available sessions.

For general assistance in using Zoom or to troubleshoot any issues, please see the Zoom help documentation at their website, or Contact ETS with any questions.


Create a UCSB Zoom Account

In order to use the Zoom activity integration in your GauchoSpace site, you must first log-in at least once to in order to create your account.

Log-in to UCSB Zoom using your UCSBnetID and password.

Once you have a UCSB Zoom account created, you will want to download the Zoom application for your desktop and/or mobile device. Please note - in order for your Zoom account to be used in GauchoSpace, both accounts must be using the same email address. Click here to learn how to change your email address in GauchoSpace.

Add the Zoom Meeting Activity to a Site

      1. Log in to GauchoSpace and enter your course site.
      2. Click Turn editing on.
      3. Find the week/topic where you would like to add the label and click Add an activity or resource.
      4. Choose Zoom meeting.
      5. Type in the meeting topic and description (if desired) and set the session details, including timing and grade options.
      6. Click Save and return to course.


Join a Zoom Meeting Activity in a Course Site

Students are be able to view the Zoom activity details by clicking on the Zoom icon in a course. They can join any scheduled sessions there by clicking the Join Meeting link and launching the Zoom application on their machine.


When launching Zoom for the first time, you may be asked to download the Zoom software or to authorize access to the Zoom Launcher Plugin.


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