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Zoom Online Collaboration Tool

All Haverford students, faculty, and staff have access to Zoom for hosting video conferences or other online meetings. All Zoom meetings can be joined by either call-in or via the Zoom client on a variety of devices.

Access and Install Zoom

  • Login to to see three options:

    1. Join – Connect to a meeting in progress
      • You will need a ‘Meeting ID’ or ‘Personal Link Name’ to join another meeting.
    2. Host – Host a new meeting immediately
      • You can host a new meeting starting immediately and invite participants once the meeting is started. Participants can be invited via email or a copied URL sent separately.
      • NOTE: You will need to first be logged in to Zoom via the ‘Sign In’ button outlined below in order to join your meeting as a ‘Host’ and share your screen with participants.
    3. Sign In – Schedule a new meeting and configure your account
      • After logging in with your Haverford credentials you will have access to various settings including ‘Meetings’ where Zoom meetings can be scheduled in advance, via email or URL.

  • Download Zoom Client for Meetings to your computer:

    1. Zoom Client for Meetings will automatically prompt you to download and install when you start or join your first Zoom meeting but is also available for manual download via this link:
    2. When prompted to log in, choose the SSO option in the top right corner; you will be taken to Haverford’s red authentication page.
  • Call in to a Zoom Meeting:

    1. Participants can call in to a Zoom meeting with any of the numbers below and the unique Meeting ID generated for each meeting. These directions are also presented to participants in the Zoom invitation and at the time of the call if the participant chooses the “Join by Phone” option.
      • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
      • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
      • +1 253 215 8782 US
      • +1 301 715 8592 US
      • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
      • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Practicing with Zoom

Before you use Zoom, take some time to practice.  

Test your internet connection by joining a test meeting.

Because Zoom runs on multiple devices – including mobile phones – one great way to practice is to launch a Zoom meeting on your computer and then sign into that meeting on your iPhone, iPad, or Android Device.  Leave the audio off in order to avoid getting feedback. Zoom’s Host and Co-Host Controls in a Meeting guide reviews most of the functions you will need to know.

You may also want to practice with colleagues by scheduling a low-stakes, introductory meeting in Zoom with the sole purpose of having colleagues log in and troubleshoot the four most common technical issues: participants unable to see or be seen, participants unable to hear, participants who cannot be heard, or participants’ microphones picking up background noise or causing an echo.  These guides should help:

Visit for additional Zoom tips, troubleshooting, or assistance.
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