How to Start a Zoom Meeting


Once Zoom is installed on your machine, you will want to have a meeting! Depending on whether you wish to host a meeting immediately, or schedule a meeting for later go to one of the following sections:

Host a Meeting

  1. Launch the Zoom application
  2. You will be prompted with "Enter your company domain". Enter "loyola", and hit "Continue". If you do not see this, hit "Sign in with SSO", and it will bring you here.

    Screenshot of Zoom domain entry page
  3. You will be redirected to a Loyola log-in page. Log in as you normally would, and then the Zoom application will be loaded up.
  4. Click New Meeting. This will open up your Zoom room, which people can acces using your PMI (Personal Meeting ID).
  5. Click the "Invite" button at the bottom of the meeting window

    Screenshot of Zoom Meeting Room
  6. You can share the invitation in a few ways:
    1. Clicking the COPY URL button, then paste the URL into an email message to the participants you wish to invite
    2. Click the COPY INVITATION button, then paste the mssage into an email to the participants you wish to invite
    3. At the top of the meeting window, you will see a Meeting ID. If you send that Meeting ID to your participants, they will be able to enter that in the Zoom application, and they will join your room.


Schedule a Meeting

  1. Click the "Schedule" button

    Screenshot of Zoom application
  2. You will see the Zoom Meeting Settings for Scheduling a Meeting.
    Screenshot of Zoom Scheduling Page
  3. Enter a meeting title in the "Topic" field.
  4. In the When options, enter the Start Time, the Duration of the Meeting, and the Time Zone. You also have the option of creating a recurring meeting, although that is best set on the Zoom website (
  5. Choose the video/audio options for when people join the meeting.
  6. When all the settings are set as desired, hit "Schedule".

Get Help

If you need additional assistance with Zoom, please review related articles, or submit a ticket to the Help Center.

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