Create a Zoom account

Zoom is an online meeting and synchronous learning platform providing video and web conferencing services.

Depending on your online meeting needs, you may find that Google Meet is simpler to use. Review the Compare Google Meet and Zoom document to compare each tool's primary features.

You do not need a Zoom account to join a Zoom meeting.  You just need access to the meeting URL. 

Basic Zoom Account:

  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Unlimited 1-to-1 meetings
  • 40 minute meeting limit
Create a free Basic Zoom account
  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the Sign-In button.
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  1. On the bottom of the next screen, select the Sign Up Free link.
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  1. Enter your UIndy email address.
  2. Click the Sign Up button.
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A message will appear saying an email as been sent to your UIndy email.  

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  1. Check your UIndy email account for a message from Zoon. See image below for a similar message.
  2. Click Join the Account button.
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A new browser tab will open up for you to set up your Zoom account.

Set up your Zoom account

  1. Set up your account by entering your First Name, UIndy email and password in the relevant fields.
  2. Click the Continue button.

Do not reuse your UIndy password when setting up your Zoom account.

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Inviting others to use Zoom is the next step you're presented with, but you can skip that step (if you choose).

  1. Next, you will see the Start your test meeting page. Click Start Meeting Now.
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  1. A new browser tab will open up. Click the Open Zoom Meetings button.
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  1. A new window will appear. Choose an audio option:
    - Phone Call. Then click Done.
    - Computer Audio. Then you can Test Computer Mic & Speakers and/or Join Audio Conference by Computer.
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Your Zoom meeting has now successfully began!

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