A Zoom resource is a ‘one click’ access point within Moodle to a Zoom meeting that can be used for web conferencing with outside speakers, virtual office hours with students, or as a way for students within a course to connect with each other.

Adding a Zoom resource

  1. Turn editing on and select “Add an activity or resource” from the topic block you wish to add the Zoom resource to
  2. Choose “External Tool” from the list of options
    External Tool option
  3. Name the resource and choose “Zoom” from the “Preconfigured tool” drop-down menu and save
    Zoom external tool set-up

Using the Zoom resource

Upon clicking the Zoom resource in Moodle, users will be directed to “launch” Zoom. It will either open the Zoom application already downloaded on your computer or ask you to download it for the first time. Upon opening the Zoom app, the meeting will start. The Zoom meeting will function in the same fashion as using Zoom outside of Moodle.

Launching zoom from the Zoom resource in Moodle

Additional Information about Zoom