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Zoom for Online Courses

What is Zoom?

Zoom brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless video environment. Their easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, and mobile devices.

Why Zoom?

Using Zoom to host our classes online was a no-brainer. Not only is it already in use across Emory University; it is also the best video conferencing software according to Wirecutter, a New York Times company that reviews and recommends products.

When will I get access to Zoom?

If your class is running on Zoom, you will receive information on how to join several days prior to the start date. In the meantime, you can get started by setting up an account. Students are required to join the class from a Zoom account matching or resembling the name with which they registered. 

How do I use Zoom?

Please watch the video below before your first online course session.

Joining by phone?

If you need to use your phone audio instead of your computer audio during class, you will not be able to unmute yourself from your computer.

You must enter *6 on your phone to unmute your audio and then hit *6 again to mute.  

Zoom FAQs

ECE recommends signing in with Google or Facebook. Regardless, your registered name on Zoom must match or closely resemble the name with which you registered for ECE courses.

If a user joins a class and their name does not match or resemble that of a registered student, they will be removed from the course meeting. 

Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy! Discover the options for joining meetings based on your requirements and to ensure the best meeting experience possible.

ECE recommends joining by email invitation. 

Ensure you can be seen and heard.



  • Make sure you’re muted when not talking
  • Be yourself and respect others
  • Ask questions using chat
  • Use reactions to engage with your class
  • Think before you write
  • Utilize the raise your hand feature if wanting to ask a question live
  • Set up an intentional space where the class is going to happen
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