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Scheduling a Meeting in Zoom

NOTE: The features mentioned in this article reflect the latest version of the Zoom desktop client. For information on how to update Zoom, see How to Update Zoom.

Scheduling a meeting in Zoom is quick and intuitive. You can select from a variety of options to ensure that your meeting goes smoothly. Read below on how to schedule a meeting.

Scheduling a Meeting

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client. If you do not have it, you can download it from
  2. Once Zoom is opened, click [Schedule]
  3. A new window will appear. Fill out the meeting details in the corresponding window. You can change the Meeting ID, set a password to enter the meeting, enable video hosting, and more.
  4. When you have the details filled out, double check everything for accuracy. Once you are comfortable with the details, click [Schedule]. See Figure 1 below for an example of the meeting details.


Your meeting is now scheduled. You can start the meeting at any time.

Still Need Assistance?

If you need assistance with Zoom or would like to report a technical problem, please give us a call at 309-438-4357. You can also submit a ticket at