Activating a USC Zoom Account
To activate your USC Zoom account, go to https://usc.zoom.us, 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:
- Getting Started on Windows and Mac – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac
- Getting Started with iOS – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362993-Getting-Started-with-iOS
- Getting Started with Android – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200942759-Getting-Started-with-Android
PLEASE NOTE: If you have an existing Zoom account through your school, do not activate a USC Zoom account. See https://itservices.usc.edu/zoom/existing-accounts 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:
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.
- Joining a Meeting
- Hosting an Instant Video Meeting
For instructions on hosting an instant video meeting in Zoom from the web or the Zoom desktop app, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362613-How-Do-I-Host-A-Video-Meeting-
- Scheduling a Meeting
For instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting that someone else has scheduled from the Zoom mobile app, Zoom web portal (usc.zoom.usc) or the Zoom desktop app, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.
For instructions on scheduling a Zoom video meeting in advance from the Zoom mobile app, the Zoom web portal (usc.zoom.us) or a Zoom desktop app, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362413-Scheduling-meetings