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Joining an Authenticated Zoom Meeting from a Computer

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.

Authenticated Zoom meetings require you to sign in with the allowed account prior to joining the meeting. The following document will provide guidance with how to sign in and join a Zoom meeting.

Using the Zoom App

To join a meeting using the Zoom app, do the following:

  1. Click the Zoom meeting invite link.

    • If you are a student joining through ReggieNet, click Join in the Zoom tool of your course.
  2. Once the Zoom website loads in your browser, click [Launch App] from the prompt.

    • If the Zoom app is not already installed, click [Download & Run Zoom].
  3. Click [Sign in] to Join

  4. Once the CentralLogin page appears, enter your ULID and password.

You have successfully joined your Zoom meeting.

Using a web browser

To join a meeting using a web browser, do the following:

  1. Click the Zoom meeting invite link.

    • If you are a student joining through ReggieNet, click [Join] in the Zoom tool of your course.
  2. Once the Zoom website loads in your browser, click the join from your browser button.

  3. Click [Sign in with SSO] on the sign in screen.

  4. Type illinoisstate in the text field and click [Continue].

  5. A new tab will open and direct you to your Zoom profile. You may close this tab after the page loads.

  6. Return to step 1 and join the meeting.

  7. Enter your name and choose how you would like to join the meeting.

You have successfully joined your Zoom meeting.

Still Having Issues?

If you are having trouble with applying these settings in your Zoom account, or if you would like to report a problem with Zoom, please contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357 or contact them by email at SupportCenter@ilstu.edu. You can also submit a help ticket at IThelp.illinoisstate.edu/request

Overview of Zoom
How to Host a Zoom Meeting
How to Join a Zoom Meeting
Best Practices for Managing and Protecting a Zoom Meeting