Step 1: Create your Mizzou affiliated Zoom account

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Sign In button
  3. Sign in using your paw print and password
  4. Your basic Zoom account has now been automatically created
  5. Edit your account profile as desired
  6. Upload a profile picture. We recommend uploading a professional picture. Other participants in your meetings will see your picture whenever your video is not enabled. 

Step 2: Request your Pro Zoom license
This license will enable you to meet for longer than 40 minutes with up to 100 participants. The Pro license will also allow you to record your Zoom meetings to Kaltura. Send an email to to request your Pro license. Please include the following information:

  • First and Last name
  • Department you teach in
  • Name of the Courses in which you will be using Zoom
  • Briefly describe how you plan to use Zoom

Step 3: Finish configuring your Zoom account
You'll receive an email reply within 1-2 business days stating that your Pro account is available. We recommend you sign in to and edit the following:

  • Personal Meeting ID: You may leave this as default or you may change it. We recommend using your university phone number because it's easier to remember.
  • Personal Link: You can create a custom link which can be shared with your meeting participants at any time.
  • Kaltura User ID: Please enter your paw print ID here. That will enable you to record Zoom meetings directly into your Kaltura My Media space in Canvas using the Zoom cloud recording feature.
    Note: If you get an error entering your Kaltura ID, you may need to activate your Kaltura ID. Login to Canvas, click on account, settings, my media, and authorize.

Step 4: Install Zoom on your device

            Download and install the Zoom client on your desktop or laptop:

  • If you are a heavy user of Microsoft Outlook, you might also consider installing the Outlook plugin
  • Sign in to the Zoom client using the SSO sign in option and mizzou as the domain. You'll enter your paw print and password.
  • Click the "start with video" button

Step 5: Explore the Audio & Video features in Zoom

When you launch Zoom for the first time, you should see a popup box which allows you to configure your audio setup.

You can choose to use the microphone on your device or you can call in using your phone. Be sure to click the “Test Computer Mic & Speakers” button, to make sure everything is working. Along the bottom of Zoom, you'll see a toolbar on the left side with your various audio & video options (see figure A below)

Figure A, Audio and Video settings


Figure A, label 1: Mute or unmute your microphone

Figure A, label 2: click arrow to adjust audio settings, microphone selection or audio volume

Figure A, label 3: Start or stop your Video broadcast

Figure A, label 4: click the arrow to select a different camera or adjust video settings


Step 6: Explore the other toolbar options

Figure B, Main toolbar


Figure B, label 1: Invite Button - Students should already have access to the zoom meeting if they join through the zoom module, otherwise you can manually invite external people with the Invite button.

Figure B, label 2: Manage Participants button - If you are Instructing and want to have participants muted click the Manage Participants button the Mute All on the right side of the screen. This will then prompt you with a new window asking if you want to allow participants to unmute themselves. Choose at your discretion. By selecting Mute All you are muting all current and future participants

Figure B, label 3: Polling button - Enables polling options allowing you to poll your class with preloaded questions

Figure B, label 4: Share Screen button – you have several options for sharing content:

  • Share a specific screen on your computer
  • Share a whiteboard
  • Share your Phone or iPad screen
  • Share a specific application on your computer
  • Click the arrow next to Share Screen to change sharing permissions

Figure B, label 5: Chat button - With the chat window you can choose to talk to everyone or specific individuals by selecting the drop-down menu. You can save chats if you wish to do so by selecting the More button.

Figure B, label 6: The Record button gives you two options.

  • Record to the cloud. This uploads the meeting to a cloud server and you will receive an email after the meeting ends with details on how to retrieve it
  • Record to this computer. When the meeting ends the download will start automatically and will bring you to the new recording file location.

Figure B, label 7: Closed Caption - this allows a professional transcriptionist to provide captions during a live meeting.

Figure B, label 8: The Breakout Rooms gives you the option to automatically or manually create smaller groups. You have the choice of how many rooms to create and if you choose automatically then the participants will be divided evenly. In the breakout room menu, you can join the different breakout rooms to interact then jump to a new one if you wish.


Step 7: Add a Zoom link to your Canvas course site.

Login to Canvas, click on your course and the modules button:

Click on the “+” button:

Click the drop down, and choose external tool:


Now, scroll to the very bottom of the list and choose Zoom:

Type in a custom page name and make sure the "load in a new tab" checkbox is selected. Click the "Add Item" button. That's it! You've successfully added a Zoom meeting to your course. Now, you and your students can simply sign in to Canvas, click on the Zoom link and it will launch you into your Zoom session.


Step 8: Review your Zoom resources

Instructors may contact ET@MO with Zoom questions by emailing or by registering to attend one of our Thursday afternoon Zoom open help sessions. Instructors may also benefit from reviewing our eTopics knowledge base.

Students needing Zoom support should contact DoIT Tech Support for assistance or after business hours they may reach out directly to Zoom support.