Adding a Zoom link to your Blackboard Course
All NUI Galway staff and students have access to the Zoom video conferencing platform. Zoom is a video conferencing system that can be used through a computer or mobile app and allows users to connect online for video calls, conference meetings, live chat and webinars.
How do I access Zoom ?
You can access your NUI Galway, Zoom account through the apps in your Office 365 account or directly from https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/
How do I add Zoom to Blackboard course?
If you have already accessed your account using the steps above, you can also add Zoom to your Blackboard Course, using the following steps.
1. Go to your Blackboard module and on the Menu, look for the + icon and select Tool Link
2. Add a name and select Zoom Meeting from the drop down list
3. Be sure to select the Available to Users checkbox.
How do I schedule my meeting?
You can then Schedule a New Meeting on Zoom
For Zoom support on scheduling please visit the Zoom support webpage - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us
What do my students see?
When your students access the link on Blackboard, they are brought to a similar page, where they can see and join any upcoming meetings for the course.