Zoom Integration with Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Integration Overview

The integration between Zoom and Desire2Learn (D2L) allows you and your students to access and interact with Zoom from within a specific course.  Scheduled meetings are automatically added to the course calendar, and both faculty and students can join a meeting by clicking a link within the course.

You must have a current Zoom license on the DMU account to use the D2L integration.  If you do not yet have a license, simply log into Zoom using your DMU credentials and an account will be automatically created for you.

For instructors, the interface within D2L is a simplified version of the Zoom website, with the following functionality:

  • Schedule and manage meetings
  • Start or join meetings
  • View upcoming meetings
  • View and manage previous meetings and recordings
  • View attendance reports for previous meetings

The integration provides students with the following functionality:

  • View upcoming meetings
  • Join meetings
  • View previous meetings and recordings

Please note that Zoom must be added individually to each course you want it in, and both students and instructors can only access meetings and recordings for the course from which they access the Zoom tool.

Add Zoom to Your D2L Course

  1. Open D2L and navigate to the desired course.
  2. Select Content from the course Navbar at the top of the page.
  3. From any module (you may want to create a separate module just for Zoom), select Existing Activities and then select External Learning Tools.
  4. Select Zoom and you should see it appear in the module.
  5. If you do not want your students to see the Zoom tool from the course, change the visibility of either the containing module or the Zoom tool to Hidden.

Schedule a Zoom Meeting for Your Course

  1. Open D2L and navigate to the desired course. Locate the Zoom tool you've added and click to open it.
  2. If this is the first time you're accessing Zoom through D2L, you'll be asked to allow access to your account. Select Accept.
  3. Click Schedule a New Meeting and provide the requested details. Then click Save when you're finished.
  4. The Zoom meeting will be automatically added to the course calendar, Course Schedule, and the list of Upcoming Meetings in the Zoom tool for your course.

Start a Previously Scheduled Zoom Meeting

  1. When you're ready to begin a previously scheduled Zoom meeting for your course, you have a few options:
    • Return to the Zoom tool in your course, locate the meeting in the Upcoming Meetings list, and click the Start button next to it.
    • Go to the Course Schedule, locate the meeting, and click where it says Click here to join Zoom Meeting.
    • Or go to the course Calendar, locate the meeting, and click where it says Click here to join Zoom Meeting.
  2. Whichever method you choose, your Zoom meeting will launch and begin.

If you still need help, click here to request assistance with Zoom.

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