Getting started with Zoom

The University Video Conferencing/Online meetings solution is called Zoom. 

Installing the Zoom desktop client

Logging in:

    • Domain uofglasgow
    • Subsequently select sign in with SSO only using your GUID and password
    • Bookmark link in browser


Getting started


Zoom toolbar

When you access the main Zoom desktop you will notice a toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

  • Mute: allows you to mute your own microphone.
  • Stop Video: allows you to stop your video feed
  • Manage Participants: This allows you to mute all participants
  • Share: allows the host to share their computer desktop and any application that they have open.
  • Chat: Allows text chat
  • Resume/Stop recording: Allows you to control the recording of the session.
  • Breakout Rooms: Allows the creation and management of breakout rooms.
  • The End Meeting option will close the meeting and log all users out.

Text chat

The Chat option allows you to text chat with the entire group or have 1-1 private chats. Select the chat icon from the toolbar and a chat panel will appear to the right-hand of the desktop. Select if you want to address the whole group or an individual.

Zoom plugin for Outlook

The Zoom Plugin for Outlook installs a button on the Microsoft Outlook tool bar to enable you to start or schedule a meeting with one-click. Download from


About Zoom

Zoom provides a high-quality video, audio, and/or screen sharing solution for conferencing and collaboration.  Zoom is supported by AVIT and is our suggested videoconference solution. It can be used across the university in videoconference-enabled spaces, but can also be used by individuals in almost any room on campus and on personal devices. 


  • Full video conferencing functionality with screen share
  • Audio conferencing - telephone dial-in
  • Waiting rooms and breakout rooms
  • Up to 500 attendees per session
  • Single sign-on (SSO) integration
  • Cloud recording storage
  • Large Room (up to 500 attendees) or Webinar by request
  • Support for Android and iOS
  • Hardware (H.323) room connection support