Using Zoom to Hold Classes in an Emergency

Download the Using Zoom to Hold Classes in an Emergency guide
Download the Teaching with Zoom guide

Activating a USC Zoom Account

To activate your USC Zoom account, go to, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link to download the Zoom app to your desktop, laptop or mobile phone and log in using Shibboleth (USC’s single sign-on system or SSO). For further instructions on how to do this from the desktop and mobile apps, see the following links:

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an existing Zoom account through your school, do not activate a USC Zoom account. See for more details.

Logging into the Zoom Mobile or Desktop Apps

When you log into the Zoom mobile or desktop apps, you will see a sign-in screen similar to the one below:

The Zoom SSO sign-in screen

In order to sign-in correctly, click the Sign in with SSO button. You will be redirected to the USC NetID login screen. Log in using your USC username and password.

Joining, Hosting and Scheduling Zoom Meetings

You can easily join, host or schedule a Zoom meeting using either the Zoom mobile app, Zoom web portal (usc.zoom.usc) or the Zoom desktop app.