Zoom Meeting Instructions for Students


Students DO NOT need to have a Zoom account to join a Zoom meeting.

How to Join a Class/Meeting

  • Option 1: Join using the provided URL
    1. Check your UTC email or course in Canvas for the Zoom meeting URL.
    2. Click on the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

  • Option 2: Join using Meeting ID
    1. Open the Zoom desktop app.
    2. Click here to download the Zoom app for your computer.
    3. You can also find the free Zoom app for your Android or iOS device in your app store.
    4. Click on the Home Button.
    5. Click Join and type in the provided Meeting ID and your name.

The Zoom Dashboard showing the available icons such as new meeting and join a meeting


Once You’re in the Meeting
You may choose to connect audio in two different ways:

  1. Using computer audio (recommended).
  • This will use your computer’s microphone and speakers or attached devices, such as a headset.
  • Almost every laptop has a built-in microphone and webcam.
  1. Dialing into a conference bridge from your phone
  • If you do not have a microphone, you can select join by phone and dial in with your phone using the on-screen instructions. 

Best Practices while in a Class/Meeting

  • Check your internet speed. If you're on slower Wi-Fi you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality, unless your instructor asked you to turn it on.
  • Turn your camera on and have your camera at eye level.
  • Stay muted unless you're talking to reduce background noise.
  • Make sure you sit in a well-lit and quiet place.
  • Be mindful of what's going on behind you. o Think about having solid wall behind you or turn on the virtual background. 

Familiarize yourself with the attendee controls 

The zoom attendee control bar, showing the icon for mute, video, invite, participants, screen sharing, chat, record, and leave meeting

Click here for a detailed guide about the attendee controls 

Need other IT services?

  • Open an IT Help Desk ticket.
  • Contact the IT Help Desk at 423-425-4000.
  • Contact the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning at 423-425-4188.
  • Contact Canvas Support (through the Canvas Support Link in Canvas).


Article ID: 131622
Fri 4/23/21 11:07 AM
Tue 6/1/21 1:56 PM