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ZOOM

Zoom is used throughout Virginia Beach City Public Schools as one of the video conferencing platforms to facilitate instruction and meetings. While Zoom is easy to use, it has many settings that can be adjusted. The following resources will help you get the best Zoom experience.

DID YOU KNOW

Students are held responsible for their behavior on a video conference just like they are in school

Close any tabs you don't need to make Zoom work better on your Chromebook

Students must sign into Zoom on Chromebooks using the Sign In with SSO option

Staff can connect Zoom to their Outlook calendar in the Zoom account profile page

Teachers and staff can record Zoom meetings for later viewing. Teachers should be aware of recording restrictions

get Zoomingin 3 steps

While Zoom is easy to install and use, it must be installed correctly

install Zoom app

Zoom works best using the app. Make sure that it's installed onto your computer

log into Zoom

students and staff need to activate your Zoom account and log in using the VBCPS subscription

learn to use Zoom

you're ready to go! You can become a Zoom pro quickly and easily

INSTALLATION

The Zoom application is automatically installed onto all student Chromebooks. Students with Windows devices will need to follow the instructions to install the Zoom client for Windows.

Faculty and staff have a variety of computer platforms. Each of the different platforms may have a unique client. The Zoom client can be downloaded for your computer from here.

A general installation guide can be found here.

LOGGING INTO ZOOM

Students must sign into Zoom on Chromebooks using the Sign In with SSO option. Students may have previously logged into Zoom using other login types, but updated Zoom security setting will now only allow login through SSO. Students will still connect to their teacher’s Zoom meeting using the Zoom meeting link they are provided. However, to connect to classes, the following steps must be completed: 

  1. Open a new tab in the browser and go to  vbschools.zoom.us
  2. Click on the “Sign In” button.
  3. You should be redirected to your Zoom account profile page.
  4. If students receive a message that they need to verify their account through email, students should open the G Suite folder on their ClassLink Launchpad and open Gmail. (When students launch Gmail on Chromebooks, they will not need to enter their credentials since they have already logged in through ClassLink).
  5. It may take a few minutes to receive the Gmail verification email.
  6. When you receive the email from Zoom, click on the blue button in the email to activate your account and then click on the button to link it to the VBCPS Zoom subscription. After completing the activation process, students should be redirected to their Zoom account profile page.
  7. To validate that your Zoom account is set up correctly, please review the Personal Meeting ID section of your Zoom Profile page. If the website URL starts with “https://vbschools.zoom.us” then your account has been set up correctly.

NOTE: if Zoom asks you for your domain, enter vbschools

When students are successfully logged into Zoom, they will be able to connect to their teacher's Zoom meeting link without issue. If students have any difficulties logging in, they should alert their teacher who will guide them to additional support resources as necessary.

Watch the video below to see how to set up your Zoom account.

Watch How To Video
Zoom profile

Zoom Profile ID

To validate that your Zoom account is set up correctly, please review the Personal Meeting ID section of your Zoom Profile page. If the website URL starts with “https://vbschools.zoom.us” then your account has been set up correctly.
Chromebook Sign-in Screen

Zoom App Login

If you receive this box to sign into the Zoom app on Chromebooks, you must select Sign in with SSO.

Faculty and staff login processes to Zoom may vary based on their computer platform. The login process for Windows computers has been documented here. The instructions are compatible with other operating systems as well and should be used as your guide.

To validate that your Zoom account is set up correctly, please review the Personal Meeting ID section of your Zoom Profile page. If the website URL starts with “https://vbschools.zoom.us” then your account has been set up correctly.

Windows sign-in to Zoom
Zoom profile

Validate your Zoom Account

To validate that your Zoom account is set up correctly, please review the Personal Meeting ID section of your Zoom Profile page. If the website URL starts with “https://vbschools.zoom.us” then your account has been set up correctly.

USING ZOOM

Student's Zoom experience will be dictated by VBCPS security policies and a teacher's Zoom preferences. Many resources are available about how Zoom can be used on Chromebooks and Windows devices. Several resources are shown below:

Faculty and staff Zoom experience will be dictated by VBCPS security policies and the host's Zoom preferences. Many resources are available about how Zoom can be used on Windows, Chromebooks and Mac devices. Several resources are shown below:

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