What do we mean?

  • Moodle: The Virtual Learning Environment is the main online learning and teaching space where you can engage and interact with your tutors, peers and learning resources.
  • Panopto (Re:View): Linked to Moodle units, video recordings are stored here.
  • Zoom: May be used for online meetings and seminars, Zoom is integrated with Moodle courses with Zoom recordings being stored in Panopto (Re:View). To view them, follow the link from the Panopto (Re:View) tool in your Moodle courses.

Student Guide: how to login to Zoom and access your meetings

The guidance below is for students and describes how you login to Zoom and create an account using your University of Bath Username and Password (Single Sign-On).

Students will have Basic accounts created within the Bath Zoom domain.

Please note, it is important that you follow the steps outlined below to minimise conflicts with other Zoom accounts you may already have created using your University credentials.  Before joining any teaching sessions, you should log in to your Bath Zoom account via Single Sign On (SSO)

Steps to follow

To login to your University of Bath Zoom account in a browser:

  • Log out of any Zoom accounts that you have, including the Zoom app
  • Open your web browser and go to https://bath-ac-uk.zoom.us
  • Click Sign in to configure your account
Screenshot of Zoom Student sign-in page
Screenshot of Zoom Student sign-in page
  • This should open the Bath Single Sign On screen – log in using your usual Bath username and password. (You may be prompted to accept the service data privacy policy)
Screenshot of Bath Single Sign On prompt
Screenshot of Bath Single Sign On prompt
  • This will take you in to Zoom, where you will be able to set up your Profile information.  As a student at the University, you will be set up with a Basic account in Zoom.

Please note that if you have already set up a Zoom account using your Bath credentials, then you may be prompted to merge your accounts the first time that you login with your University username and password.  However, it is probably easier to change the email details associated with this non-Bath account to a personal email address instead.

To login to your University of Bath Zoom account via the Desktop client:

  • First install the Zoom Client for Meetings from the Zoom Download Centre
  • Once installed, open up the Desktop Client and choose the option to Sign in with SSO
Screenshot of the Zoom Desktop client Login screen
Screenshot of the Zoom Desktop Client login screen - Sign in with SSO
  • On the next screen, enter the Domain name bath-ac-uk and press continue
  • This should open the Bath Single Sign On screen (shown above on this page) – log in using your usual Bath username and password. (You may be prompted to accept the service data privacy policy)

Accessing Meetings

We recommend you first log into Zoom (via SSO) and then, to access any scheduled Zoom meetings, follow the links from your Moodle units. Please watch the video below to see how to access meetings and how to download iCal file that can be used to put Zoom meetings into any iCal compatible calendar.

When you follow a link to join a Zoom meeting, you will usually be prompted to open or download the Zoom desktop client.  This is the best way to join a meeting but, if you are unable to download the Zoom client for any reason, you should also be able to join a meeting via a web browser but may not be able to take part in all activities. Polling, for example, is not available if joining a session via a web browser.

When joining any Zoom session, for the best experience, we recommend you join using a headset to minimise any background noise or feedback.  A webcam can be useful but is not essential.  Your tutors will explain how they plan to use Zoom for their individual sessions, but there is some general guidance to get you started on the Zoom support hub.

tel@bath.ac.uk

Updated on: 18 September 2020