Log into your Blackboard or Canvas class space and click on the Zoom button on the left-hand side menu bar to open the Zoom App.

You can also find the Zoom App under “Tools”.

    Zoom link in left menu of BlackboardZoom link in left menu of Canvas


Once in the Zoom App, click on the Schedule a New Meeting button on the right-hand side of the page.
Schedule a New Meeting button

Name the course in the “Topics”. “Please use AVC-“ at the start of your course title. This will help the ITA troubleshooting team find it quickly if you come across any problems you may need help with.

Course Topic name starting with AVC

When scheduling the time, to have the time start at a specific time (3:10), double click and manually put in the required time and press ENTER. Put in the DURATION rounding up to the nearest 15 minute interval.

Schedule when and duration

Next, select a Passcode. The App will automatically assign a Passcode but we suggest you change it to numbers only.

Make sure the Video Host and Participant buttons are both “on”.

The Audio button should default to “Both”.

Passcode video and audio settings


If you are wishing to record your final, select the “Recording the meeting automatically” and be sure the “In the cloud” is selected. This will make sure the recording is accessible within Blackboard.

Record meeting automatically setting

Click “Save”.

Advanced Options

You'll see the three buttons and the option to add a Poll through CSV. Please see "In-session Zoom: Polls" at time mark 43:16 at  Zoom: A Deeper Dive Recording  for an easier method.

At the top of the page, select Course Meetings.

You will then be sent to the Course Management page that you can review all the info before going back to the Zoom master page where your course will then show up ready for activation.

Zoom master page