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How to attend classes online using Zoom and Blackboard

Zoom for Students

Zoom is a video conferencing and recording tool that can be integrated with Blackboard. LIU IT offers free Zoom accounts to all LIU faculty, staff, and students. If your instructor is using Zoom, here’s what you need to do.

Test your setup beforehand

Try the Test Meeting to make sure your software and audio is set up.

Find the Zoom meeting link for your class

If the meeting was scheduled via Blackboard, the Zoom meeting link is:

  • In the Blackboard course, under the name your Professor created for it 
  • In a Blackboard notification (in your email if notifications are on)

Click the Blackboard Integration Meeting Tool Link to learn more.

Join a Zoom session

Click the Zoom meeting link several minutes before your meeting, as you may be prompted to download Zoom to to your PC, Mac, tablet or phone. Follow the instructions to join computer audio and mute yourself if that isn’t default. Unmute when you want to talk. In most cases, your instructor should be recording the session so you can watch it later, but if you can participate, you should try.

How can I get help?

Zoom Support

Zoom Help Center
Phone: 888-799-8854
Email: support@zoom.us to submit a ticket
Chat: Zoom Technical Support and click “Help” in the lower right corner of the page
Hours: 24/7

Find recordings of a Zoom meeting in Blackboard

If the meeting was scheduled via Blackboard and recorded, the Zoom recording will be in the Blackboard course in the Zoom tool > Cloud Recordings tab a few hours after the meeting ends.

Blackboard for Students

Blackboard is a Web-based course management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching.

Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, an academic resource center, and more. The degree to which Blackboard is used in a course varies. For example, instructors may supplement an on-campus class by putting their syllabus and handouts on their course sites. In contrast, other courses may be conducted entirely through Blackboard, with fewer or no on-campus sessions.

Additional Blackboard Resources

General Overview

Discussion Board

Blackboard Email



Steps to Self-Enroll into An Organization

Discussion Tool

Accessing the Grades

BB Login and Course Acces


Previewing Blog Submission


Sharing Eportfolio

Graded Assignment

Submitting Assignments

Online Tools

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