Faculty can schedule office hours and course meetings using the Zoom integration directly in Brightspace courses! Zoom is a real-time video conferencing tool that allows you to share files and applications, collaborate on a digital whiteboard, and use breakout rooms and polls to interact with your students. Please review the resources below to review the best practices for utilizing Zoom in your Brightspace classroom.
Easy access to Zoom from the Brightspace Learning Tools menu.
Faculty can schedule meetings, retrieve attendance, download polling results, and publish video recordings in one centralized place.
The Course Calendar automatically adds the scheduled meeting details and Zoom link.
The Zoom integration in Brightspace allows up to 4 hours of session time, complete host controls, auto-cloud recording, and MORE!
Accessing Zoom for Course Meetings
Using the integrated Zoom feature in Brightspace makes it easier to meet with your students directly in your scheduled course! To access this new integrated feature, please follow the steps below:
STEP 1: SSO Login
Log into National University's Single Sign-On (SSO) with your Faculty ID and Password.
STEP 2: Brightspace Chiclet
On your SSO landing page, access Brightspace by clicking on the D2L Brightspace chiclet.
Please Note: do not access Zoom from the main landing page—the Zoom chiclet is not integrated with your Brightspace course. Doing so will publish all of your meeting details (including the session links) to the entire University community. This Zoom chiclet should only be used for internal, staff, or departmental meetings.
STEP 3: Open Current Course
Navigate to your current course by clicking on the course selector icon in the top header or within your My Courses widget.
STEP 4: Zoom Learning Tool
In the blue navigation bar, click on Learning Tools then select Zoom.
Please note: As a best practice, class meetings should only be scheduled and joined directly within the course from the Zoom learning tool. This will ensure that the Zoom meeting link will be added to your course calendar and students will have the ability to join sessions.