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I Want to Create Online Lectures with Zoom

Zoom Quick Guide – View our quick guide on Zoom features.

LiveOnline@UT (Zoom) Recorded OIT Training – Learn how to use Zoom for virtual class meetings. To pre-record a lecture for upload into Canvas, see the Record & Share Zoom Session Videos section in this training.

Zoom Cloud Recordings – The Zoom Cloud Recording option allows you to record a meeting and have it stored in the cloud, from where you can make it available to students. Download the PDF

LiveOnline@UT (Zoom) provides a robust platform for live online classes and meetings, pairing full audio and video conferencing capabilities with content sharing, desktop recording, and lecture capture. Features in Zoom allow you to replicate many classroom experiences including screen sharing and breakout rooms for group work. Zoom allows you to easily meet with your students at your usual face-to-face day and time to present lectures and other course materials.

Go to the “Getting Started” website and create a Zoom Basic account. If you intend to teach live class sessions using Zoom, you’ll want to upgrade to a Zoom Pro license. Once you have a Zoom Basic account, simply submit an OIT HelpDesk request to upgrade to a Pro license. The Pro license allows for unlimited meetings of unlimited duration with up to 300 participants. If you need to reach a larger audience, we can accommodate you upon request.

Resources for Instructors and Meeting Leaders

Zoom Now Within Canvas

Instructors can now schedule Zoom online class sessions and office hours from within Canvas. This feature is available in all Canvas course sites. Visit our help page to get started using Zoom in Canvas.

Post your recorded Zoom lecture to your Canvas course site and generate captions (via Canvas Studio)

Quick Tip: Once you enter the online meeting environment, test your Audio device. Locate the microphone symbol on the meeting toolbar. Next to that symbol, locate a chevron, and select it one time.
image of Zoom audio check

A list of available devices will appear. You may also choose to test your audio from this list of options.

For further assistance, please contact the OIT HelpDesk by phone at 865-974-9900 or online at