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Zoom - How to Join Zoom Meetings Through Blackboard

By logging into Blackboard it is easy to see the Zoom class meetings and join. Students and faculty must have already activated the NDSU Zoom account prior to scheduling or joining a class meeting.

How to join Zoom meetings through Blackboard

Activate your NDSU Zoom Account

IMPORTANT: First of all, make sure that you have created/activated your Zoom account through the NDSU.Zoom.us webpage portal. Instructions on activation available at Zoom - Activate Your NDSU Zoom Account.

Join Meeting Through Blackboard

Log into Blackboard using your Blackboard ID and Password.

Find the course with the Zoom session.
Then, click Tools from the left-hand side navigation bar, or Zoom Class link (if available in course menu).

Blackboard Course Menu


If using the Tools link in the course menu, select Zoom-NDSU in the list of all course tools (bottom right corner).

NDSU Zoom Link


This will take you to the page where all the Zoom sessions will be available for the course.

Zoom screenshot

Click Start (if Host) or Join (if participant) to attend the Zoom session for the date and time listed.

Install Zoom Desktop Client

When joining a session, through your browser, you will be prompted with the question asking you to download the client or join through browser. If you choose to download client the .exe file will download to your download folder or where you have designated. Open and install that file.

For help in downloading and installing the Zoom client for your desktop or mobile device go to the Zoom Download Center

Problem Logging in or Authenticating Account

If problem occurs stating “something went wrong when signing in with SSO”, then please check out these step by step procedures:
  • Do you have a personal Zoom account using your NDSU email address?
  • If yes, log into that Zoom account by going to Public Zoom webpage (which is different from the NDSU's licensed Zoom webpage). 
Public zoom portal image
  • Select log out of all devices (in the personal setting area).
  • Change your email address to a personal one and log out.
  • Go to the NDSU.Zoom.us webpage portal to sign in and activate your NDSU Zoom account.
NDSU Zoom portal image

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Keywords:Zoom, Blackboard, Zoom Meetings, class meetings   Doc ID:105577
Owner:Lori S.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-09-03 07:50 CSTUpdated:2022-05-09 06:00 CST
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