How Students Join a Meeting

This article covers how CSUF students can join a Zoom meeting.

How was the Zoom meeting information given to you?

Great! You'll want to log in to your CSUF Zoom account in the portal and then click on the link you received.

2. Click on the Web Meetings portal app.

Note if you search for "zoom" in the portal app search box, Web Meetings will appear.

Web Meetings portal app
3. Click on CSUF Zoom Sign In.
CSUF Zoom webpage
4. You're now logged into your CSUF Zoom account.
CSUF Zoom account
Outlook email with Zoom meeting info
6. If you already have Zoom installed, click Open Zoom. Or click Download Now to install Zoom. If you don't see the Open Zoom option, click Launch Meeting. If you experience issues in installing Zoom, you can click Join from Your Browser.
launch or download Zoom
  1. Click Open Zoom if you already have Zoom installed.
  2. Click Download Now to download and install Zoom.
  3. If you don't see the Open Zoom option, click Launch Meeting.
  4. Experiencing issues with the Zoom app? Click Join from Your Browser.
7. Choose Join with Computer Audio if you are using your computer's audio. Or click Phone Call if you want to use your phone for audio.

Note if you use the phone audio, you still want to be signed in on your computer to Zoom so you can see anything that is shared by the meeting host.

audio conference options
  1. Click Join with Computer Audio to use your computer's audio (e.g., headphones, built-in microphone/speaker).
  2. Click Phone Call to get phone numbers and instructions on how to use your phone for audio.
8. You're now in the Zoom meeting. Use the controls at the bottom of your screen to adjust your settings or interact with the meeting.
Zoom meeting
9. If you see a "meeting has not started" message, that means the meeting host has not started the meeting yet. If you see a "meeting host will let you in soon" message, that means the meeting host has started the meeting, but has enabled a waiting room. They will let you into the meeting when they are ready for you to join.
meeting not started and meeting host let you in messages
Need More Help?

Students - contact the Student IT Help Desk at StudentITHelpDesk@fullerton.edu or 657-278-8888.

View the Zoom Help & Resources article

Great! You can log in to your Canvas course and join the Zoom meeting from the course.

2. Click on the course whose Zoom meeting you want to join.

If you clicked on the View My Course in Canvas link in My Courses in the previous step, you should already be in the Canvas course.

Canvas dashboard

Note that some instructors may put Zoom meeting information into other sections of the course, such as Announcements or Modules. If that is the case, simply click on the Zoom meeting link where it is provided and skip to step 5 below.

If you can't find the Zoom meeting information, contact your instructor.

Zoom link in course navigation

Depending on how your instructor has set up the course, the Zoom link may be further down in the list. If you can't locate it, contact your instructor.

Some instructors prefer to re-use the same meeting over and over, so you may find the appropriate button under Previous Meetings.

Zoom meetings in Canvas
  1. Click Join next to a meeting to join the meeting.
  2. Click Previous Meetings if you do not see any current Zoom meetings; your instructor may have opted to re-use the same meeting.
5. If you already have Zoom installed, click Open Zoom. Or click Download Now to install Zoom. If you don't see the Open Zoom option, click Launch Meeting. If you experience issues in installing Zoom, you can click Join from Your Browser.
launch or download Zoom
  1. Click Open Zoom if you already have Zoom installed.
  2. Click Download Now to download and install Zoom.
  3. If you don't see the Open Zoom option, click Launch Meeting.
  4. Experiencing issues with the Zoom app? Click Join from Your Browser.
6. Choose Join with Computer Audio if you are using your computer's audio. Or click Phone Call if you want to use your phone for audio.

Note if you use the phone audio, you still want to be signed in on your computer to Zoom so you can see anything that is shared by the meeting host.

audio conference options
  1. Click Join with Computer Audio to use your computer's audio (e.g., headphones, built-in microphone/speaker).
  2. Click Phone Call to get phone numbers and instructions on how to use your phone for audio.
7. You're now in the Zoom meeting. Use the controls at the bottom of your screen to adjust your settings or interact with the meeting.
Zoom meeting
8. If you see a "meeting has not started" message, that means the meeting host has not started the meeting yet. If you see a "meeting host will let you in soon" message, that means the meeting host has started the meeting, but has enabled a waiting room. They will let you into the meeting when they are ready for you to join.
meeting not started and meeting host let you in messages
Need More Help?

Students - contact the Student IT Help Desk at StudentITHelpDesk@fullerton.edu or 657-278-8888.

View the Zoom Help & Resources article

If you don't know where the Zoom meeting information is, contact your instructor.

Instructors should either provide you with the Zoom meeting information (i.e., link/URL, phone information, etc.) or let you know to log in to the course in Canvas to access the Zoom meetings for the course.

You can use the instructions above to log in to your course in Canvas to check if your instructor has added the Zoom meetings in Canvas, but if you are unable to find the Zoom meeting(s) there, you will need to reach out to your instructor for assistance.

Congratulations, you are done!