Using Zoom in Blackboard

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that Instructors can use to host live class sessions, office hours, or other meetings. Zoom meetings can accommodate up to 300 participants and offer features such as screen sharing, chat, recording, breakout rooms, and polling.

Access Zoom

  1. Activate your GW Zoom account. Go to and click Sign in.
  2. Install the Zoom desktop application.

For assistance with your GW Zoom account, contact GW Information Technology at or (202) 994-4948.

Using Zoom in Blackboard

Zoom meetings can be scheduled in multiple ways; however, Zoom’s Blackboard integration allows instructors to schedule, start, and manage meetings right from their Blackboard courses. Students can join meetings and access cloud recordings from Blackboard as well. You must activate your GW Zoom account to use Zoom through Blackboard.

Learn more about the features available in Zoom meetings.


Zoom provides a variety of settings to secure your course meetings and keep out unwanted participants. These security options can help you increase the privacy of your meetings by restricting participants' access and functionality before or during a meeting.

Learn more about Zoom's security features.

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