Zoom Web Conferencing

Video - how to sign into SSO on zoom
Log in to Zoom with SSO

This how-to video will show SCTCC students and employees how to login to Zoom with Single Sign On (SSO) so you have access to all the features of Zoom. Please make sure you already have Zoom installed.

Accessing Zoom

Go to https://minnstate.zoom.us and choose Sign In using your Star ID.

Need to Know Details about the Service

Who can use Zoom?  All active Minnesota State students and employees can access Zoom features by logging in with their Star ID.

How long do we have Zoom?  Minnesota State has signed a four-year agreement with Zoom that runs from June 14, 2019, to June 13, 2023.

What features do I get with Zoom? – Zoom provides some of the same features you’ll find with other major video and web conferencing services. 

Zoom Guide

What does Zoom do?

Do you have specific questions about what features you’ll find with our license to Zoom?

Meeting Rooms With a 300 person meeting room capacity, you can schedule different URLs for each meeting you host or use your Personal Meeting ID as a consistent meeting location.  Watch this video.

Microphone and Telephone Audio If you can’t join via a web link, you can dial in or have Zoom call your phone. Watch this video.

Video If your camera and internet connection can handle it, your video will be at HD quality. Watch this video.

Recordings You can record meetings to Zoom’s cloud service or your own computer. Recordings stored on Zoom’s cloud service will stick around for 365 days before they are deleted automatically. If you need your recording to stick around longer, move your recording to the Minnesota State media service, Kaltura MediaSpace. Students can also record meetings to Zoom’s cloud service, but they only hang around 180 days. Watch this video.

Screen Sharing and Whiteboards Choose to share your computer screen or annotate on a whiteboard.  Watch this video.

Breakout Rooms Do you want to facilitate small group discussion? You can put people in breakouts. Watch this video.

Mobile Device Support – In addition to traditional Windows and Mac versionsZoom has covered all major mobile platforms including iPhones/iPads using iOS, Androids, Chromebooks using ChromeOS. Watch this video.

Calendar Integration – Add the Zoom plugin to your Outlook account and add a Zoom meeting location right from your calendar invitation.This plugin makes sending an Outlook meeting invitation with Zoom so easy!  Watch this video.

Zoom Video Tutorials

Zoom has several video tutorials.

Zoom tutorial screenshot

Zoom Help Center

You can request assistance directly from Zoom 24/7, including public holidays, where agents or technical engineers are available for email or live support.  ou can also find self-service guides at the Zoom Help Center or watch some of the Zoom Video Tutorials.  If you need something more directed, attend one of live training sessions provided by Zoom. Pick a date/time that works for your schedule at https://zoom.us/livetraining.

You can always request assistance via the Minnesota State Service Desk.