Zoom is a video conferencing tool that has various features that can be helpful to faculty who want to teach synchronous classes. It is not a replacement for a Learning Management System such as Blackboard or Google Classroom but can be used in concert with those tools.

Getting Started with Zoom

Go to https://cuny.zoom.us to access your Queens College Zoom Account. Do NOT go to zoom dot cuny dot us. It is not a valid site. Do NOT click on any links or download anything from that page for downloading.

Log in using your CUNY credentials (Firstname.LastnameNN@login.cuny.edu, where "NN" is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID). If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Queens College helpdesk at Support@qc.cuny.edu.

How to access your Queens College Zoom account on the web- video tutorial

How to access your Queens College Zoom account using the desktop client- video tutorial

Getting Started Guides from Zoom

Getting Started with Windows and Mac- Install Zoom and learn about using the Zoom Desktop interface

Downloading the Zoom client

Live Transcription Enabled

Zoom has enabled live transcription for all CUNY users. This new feature provides for automatic closed captioning of all Zoom audio discussions in English. More information can be found on the CUNY IT help site: How do I access closed captioning in Zoom?

If you experience any difficulty enabling this feature, please contact support@qc.cuny.edu or create a ticket at support.qc.cuny.edu.

As a reminder, The City University of New York has secured Zoom for Education licensing to allow CUNY users to host or participate in online Zoom meetings by telephone, mobile device, or computer. The CUNY implementation of Zoom for Education includes the following features:

  • unlimited meeting duration

  • alternate hosts and cohosts

  • up to 300 meeting participants and 49 video feeds

  • up to 50 breakout rooms to allow a single meeting to be split into separate sessions

  • meeting features include screen sharing, polling, whiteboard, annotation, recording meetings, chat

  • integration with Outlook and Google calendars

  • mobile device support

  • 24×7 technical support at https://support.zoom.us.

For login information, go to How to login to Zoom via a browser.

ZOOM Tutorials

Zoom Video Tutorials

Scheduling a Zoom meeting:

Recording a Zoom meeting:

Enabling break out rooms:

ZOOM Workshop Recordings

Advanced Zoom, Friday, August 28th