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R-MC Resources for Online/Hybrid/In-Person Learning During COVID-19

About Zoom

Zoom logoZoom is a video conferencing application used for classes when classes are held online. Students use it for meeting peers online for group projects. You may be able to record Zoom sessions for review later if permitted by the instructor.


Instruction on using Zoom for R-MC classes

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Start Here!

First, Download Google Chrome and make it the default browser on your computer.

Next, Activate and properly sign into your R-MC Zoom Account.

Finally, make sure your laptop is on R-MC network (and NOT on R-MC Connect or other network)
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Chrome as default Web-browser on your MacBook

First, download Google Chrome and make it your default web-browser, especially if you use a MacBook for classes.

Activate Your Zoom Account

Next, activate and sign into your R-MC Zoom account properly.

If you do not activate your account, you will not be able to join class sessions through Canvas or use other features. If you activated your R-MC Zoom account in a previous semester, it is still active.


 To activate and sign into your R-MC Zoom account:

  • Open Chrome on your computer and go to https://rmc.zoom.us rmc Zoom opening page
    • If you are signed into Zoom using your personal Google/gmail account, Facebook or another account, you must sign out of that account first!
    • Then, back on https://rmc.zoom.us, click the button Sign in; see the screenshot.
      On the following screen, enter your your R-MC username & password to sign in.

 


 

 

  • Then, download the Zoom App/desktop client to your computer if you have not done so.Zoom SSO
  • If you are signed into Zoom App/desktop client using your personal Google/gmail, Facebook or another account,
    1. you must sign out of the personal account;
    2. uninstall Zoom App;
    3. download and reinstall the Zoom App on your computer.
  • (Zoom App/desktop client can be downloaded here.)
  • Sign into your R-MC Zoom account:
    • Open the Zoom App. See the screenshot. Skip the email and password lines; select sign in with SSO.
    • If prompted, enter rmc for the organization Domain name.
    • Enter your R-MC Username and password to sign in.

 

 

If you plan to use your mobile device for Zoom class meetings,Zoom sign in Mobile download the Zoom App from Google Play or the App Store.

  • If you are signed into Zoom App using your personal Google/gmail, Facebook or another account, you must sign out of the personal account first! Then, uninstall an reinstall the Zoom App.
  • Sign into your R-MC Zoom account:
    • Open the Zoom App. See screenshots.
    • Do NOT click "join a meeting" button! Click "Sign in".
    • On the following screen, click SSO .
    • If prompted, enter rmc for the organization Domain name.
    • Enter your R-MC Username and password to sign in.

 

Now your R-MC Zoom account is activated and properly signed in!


Finally, make sure your laptop is on R-MC network (NOT R-MC Connect or other network)

If your laptop connects through R-MC Connect or other network, you will keep losing connectivity. Please refer to the resources at https://gormc.sharepoint.com/its/SitePages/Connect.aspx for connecting your laptop to the R-MC network.

 

 

Join a Zoom Meeting

You can join a class Zoom session through Canvas (R-MC's learning management system) or directly through the Zoom website or application.

 

Join a Meeting from a Canvas Course


Important Notes:

  1. Maker sure you have installed Google Chrome and made it the default web browser on your computer. (Information at the beginning of this webpage.)
  2. If you have not activate your R-MC Zoom account, you will not be able to join class meetings in Canvas. (Information at the beginning of this webpage.)
  3. Open Chrome to access Canvas.

 

Joining Zoom in a Canvas course

The Zoom link is visible in the course navigation (left side of the screen).

  • Students should click the “Join” button in Canvas, or join through the meeting invitation provided by the instructor.

zoom link in Canvas and link to join zoom class meetings

 

While a course instructor can schedule and start a video conference from inside the Canvas course, students cannot schedule or start a Zoom meeting from inside Canvas. 

 


Join a Class Meeting Using a Meeting ID

Most instructors use Canvas to schedule class Zoom meetings. You must have your account activated in order to join them inside the Canvas course site.  You can use the Zoom Meeting ID to join a class session.

 

Join through the Zoom Desktop Application

1. Open the Zoom Application on your computer.screenshot of SSO signin

2. Select Sign in with SSO. Then enter rmc for domain,  
and sign in with your R-MC username and password. 

 

 

 

 


highlights Join icon in zoom app for joining meetings with a meeting ID
3. Click the Join Meeting icon

 

4.  Enter the meeting ID or personal link name you received from the meeting host

 

5. Select whether to connect your video and audio

 

6. Click Join.

 

 

 

Join through your Browser

1. Navigate to https://rmc.zoom.us. Chrome and Firefox browsers work best.

 

2. Sign in with your R-MC username and password.

 

highlights join a meeting link in zoom

3. Click Join a Meeting in the upper right corner of your screen

 

4. Enter the Meeting ID or Personal Link Name and click Join

 

Use Zoom on your Mobile Device

You can easily join or host Zoom meetings on your mobile device.

1. Download the Zoom application from the Google Play or the App Store

2. Open the app and click Sign In, and select SSO.

Zoom sign in Mobile

3. Enter rmc for domain. Login with your R-MC username and password.

 

To explore additional features, visit:

Zoom Tools

Try these tools to have a better Zoom experience with your classes, classmates, or friends! There are links to instructions after each listed item. Both video instructions and written instructions are provided when available.

 

  • Present information by sharing your screen to show slides, pictures, and more (video | text located beneath video)
  • Annotate on a shared screen or whiteboard (text)
  • Ask others to share their screens to present (video | text located beneath video)
  • Poll attendees to check their understanding using the Zoom desktop client (video | text located beneath video)
  • Group participants into Breakout Rooms for discussions or projects using the Zoom desktop client (video | text located beneath video)

Host a Zoom Meeting

You can host and schedule meetings through the Zoom application or your browser. View more options here.

 

Use the following instructions to schedule a meeting through your browser. Chrome and Firefox work best.

1. Go to rmc.zoom.us and click the Sign In button. rmc.zoom.us homepage with sign in button highlighted

2. Sign in using your R-MC username and password. This may not be required if you are already signed into the network on another application

 
3. Click Schedule a Meeting near the top right corner of your screen. highlighted schedule a meeting link on rmc.zoom.us website
4. Enter a clear topic or title for your meeting in the Topic field.  

5. Choose when to start your meeting and the duration of the meeting on a given day. 

zoom office hours duration settings

6. Check the box next to Recurring Meeting if this meeting will happen regularly.

 

7. Select the frequency of your meeting using the Recurrence and Repeat every dropdown menus.

 

8. Check the boxes next to the days of the week on which you will hold your meetings.

 

9. Select an End date for the last date of meetings (often this corresponds to the end of a project, semester, or school year.)

 

zoom office hours recurring options
10. Choose other settings as you desire, but be sure to check the box next to Enable waiting room to help keep your meeting secure. This will allow you to only admit participants you recognize. zoom office hours enable waiting room option shown
11. Click the blue Save button at the bottom.  
12. Copy the Invite Link to share with meeting participants.  invite link for a zoom meeting

To schedule through the Zoom app, open the app and select the Schedule icon. Then complete the steps outlined above.

highlights Schedule icon in Zoom for scheduling meetings

Zoom Security

You can prevent Zoombombing and other interruptions by putting some security measures in place when you are scheduling Zoom meetings.

  • Schedule through https://rmc.zoom.us or Canvas, instead of the main Zoom site (zoom.us).
  • Login to Zoom with your R-MC username and password, rather than using your Facebook or Google accounts. 
  • Keep Zoom updated. Updates come out frequently and should be installed immediately.
  • Do not post links to Zoom meetings in public forums (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, or a personal webpage).
  • When you schedule Zoom meetings, select
    • Only authenticated users can join (only current R-MC community members can join), or
    • Require a meeting password (anyone with the password can join, include off-campus guests).  

 

Zoom Support

Zoom has thorough documentation covering basic and advanced features, and their guides are usually available in both video and text formats. If you have questions not addressed in this page, please visit their support page to learn more.