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What is Zoom?

Zoom is a well-known application for video communications that can be adapted for use in education. Some Module Leaders may choose Zoom to host any online classes. The following video will give you a very good introduction to the Zoom interface as a student.


Can I practice using Zoom before my first class?

You may have used Zoom before to contact friends and family, but we still recommend that you familiarise yourself with the interface by watching the above video and trying a Zoom call with people in your class.

You can sign-in to Zoom using your University of Leeds login details at to get started.

What features does Zoom have?

Zoom has features common to similar applications including enabling the presenter to share files and their screen, text chat with participants, collaborative whiteboards, polling and breakout rooms.

Is there an app?

To join a class using Zoom you can install the Zoom application on your device - visit the Zoom Download Centre to get started for your own device. You may also be able to join via your desktop web browser.

How will I join my online class?

Your Module Leader will post a secure link to join any online classes to the module area in Minerva. If you aren't sure where the link has been saved we recommend asking your Module Leader at least two days before the online class.


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