Virtual
Classrooms

Everything you need to know about learning with Virtual Classrooms

Using Zoom App on iOS

This guide will show you how to download and use the Zoom application to participate in an online virtual classroom.

You may use the Zoom app on either an Android or an IOS device if a laptop or a desktop is not accessible, or you may want to use the Zoom App to participate with the virtual session while using your laptop or desktop to follow along with the classroom material.

For example, you may do group work on your desktop or laptop but communicating with your teacher and groupmates on the Zoom App.

Following the steps below to have a full experience using Zoom App on an Android device:

 

Step One: Downloading the Zoom App onto an iOS


1. Open the App Store app on your device.

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2. Type Zoom in the search bar.

3. Click on ZOOM Cloud Meetings.

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3. Click on Zoom Share Screen 8 to download.

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4. Once the Zoom App has been downloaded select Install. Once the Zoom App has been installed it will appear as follows on your device screen.

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Select the above icon whenever you need to log into the Zoom App. 

 

Step Two: Logging into the Zoom App Using Your Student Account


To log into the Zoom App simply locate the Zoom app on your phone and log in using your student credentials.

As a Victoria University student, your student email may give you access to many of VU's online resources like Zoom.

1. Click Sign In.

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1. Click the SSO sign in option.

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2. Type victoriauniversity in the text box and click Continue.

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3. Type your Student Number and Password in the appropriate text boxes and click Log In.

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4. The Home page for the Zoom App should now appear, indicating that you are now logged into the Zoom App

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Step Three: Meet and Chat on Zoom 


The Zoom App enables you to communicate with your teacher and classmates by using the Chat Function even if you are not participating in a virtual classroom.

1. Click Meet & Chat at the bottom left of the Zoom app home screen.

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2. Click on Zoom Screen 5.1 at the top-right corner on the screen.

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3. Type in the search bar the person you would like to communicate with or browse through the list. You may select multiple people to chat with.

If you choose to chat with multiple people, this will create a chat channel that will appear the Meet & Chat page and the Contacts page.

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During a virtual Zoom session, you may check who is participating in the classroom and communicate with them. 

 1. Click Participants at the bottom right of the Zoom app home screen.

You will see a page with all the virtual classroom participants. 

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2. Click Chats at the bottom left of the page.

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3. Type your message and click Send.

You may choose to send a public message to Everyone or send a private message to the Host. 

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Step Four: Joining a Meeting on the Zoom App


Before a session, you may receive an email or news item (announcement in VU Collaborate) from your teacher inviting you to participate in an online classroom. The email should include the following:

  • A meeting ID
  • A password (if required)
  • An invitation link

Follow the below steps to log in the Zoom app with your student account:

1. Open the sent email with your mobile device which has the Zoom app.

2. Click on the invitation link and you will be able to use the Zoom app.

If the link does not work, follow the below steps:

1. Copy the Meeting ID from the Zoom invitation email.

2. Open the Zoom App.

3. Click Meet & Chat at the bottom left of the screen.

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4. Click Join at the top of the window.

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5. Paste in the Meeting ID and click Join Meeting.

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Step Five: Start and Schedule a Meeting on the Zoom App


 You may schedule your own meeting between your teammates or with the teacher to communicate and discuss your progress and ask questions.

1. Click Meet & Chat at the bottom left of the Zoom app home screen.

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2. Click Schedule at the top right window.

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3. Add your topic Title. (Optional)

4. Set the date and time for the meetings.

You may enable Repeat to reoccur the meeting. 

5. Set a password to make your meeting secure.

6. Click Done when you finish setting the meeting.

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7. Click Add Invitees.

8. Choose which mailing address you want to send to other people.

9. Click Add to Calendar to save your meeting.

Saving meetings to your calendar makes it easy for you and your participants to remember the date and time.

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You may start a meeting immediately by:

1. Click Meet & Chat at the bottom left of the Zoom app home screen.

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2. Click New Meeting at the top left window.

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3. Click Start a Meeting.

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You may invite other participants by clicking Participants at the bottom of the screen and clicking Invite at the bottom of the screen.

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Step Six: Participating in an iOS Zoom App Virtual Session


Zoom App offers a variety of tools to allow you to easily follow along with the contents of the virtual classroom.

6.1 Communicating in an iOS Zoom App Virtual Session

You may verbally communicate during a Zoom app virtual session by clicking on the icons at the bottom left of the screen to enable your audio and video.

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You may swipe to the left on your screen to use the Safe Driving Mode to easily navigate your conversation by clicking Tap to Speak and Done Speaking

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You may also use the Chat Function to type in text messages to communicate.

1. Click Participants at the bottom right of the screen.

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2. Click Chats at the bottom left of the screen.

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3. Type in your messages in your chat box and click Send.

You may click Send to: to choose to send a private message to someone.

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6.2 Sharing screen and file in an iOS's Zoom App Virtual Session

1. Click Share Screen.

2.  Choose the file you want to share.

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You may share files from an online account by:

1. Click on the account you want to share (Google Drive, One Drive, etc).

2. Sign in the account.

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3. Click Allow.

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4. Choose the file you want to share.

5. Click Share at the top right of the screen.

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6.3 Leaving a Meeting in an iOS Zoom App Virtual Session

1. Click End at the top right of the screen.

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2. Click Leave.

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