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It is possible to add a Zoom Video Conference link to your Moodle course.  This can be useful for holding remote classes, help sessions, or office hours.  Students can click a link within Moodle to enter a video conference session.  

Step-by-step guide

  1. Log in to Moodle and navigate to your intended course.
  2. Turn editing on for your course
  3. Click the Add an activity or resource link.
  4. Select the External Tool activity and click Add.
  5. You will now see an options screen for the External Tool activity.
  6. Give your new activity a name (e.g. Zoom Video Conference).
  7. In the next field, "External tool type", choose the Zoom Video Web-Conference option
  8. Leave the next field, "Launch URL", blank.
  9. In the next field, "Launch Container",  select New Window from the dropdown.
  10. Scroll to the bottom and click the button marked Save and return to course.
  11. You should now see your new web conference link in your course.
  12. Click on the new activity link to initiate the video conference.  As a Moodle teacher your will automatically be added as the meeting host.
  13. All enrolled participants can click on this activity link to access the video conference.


Switching users in Zoom

If you are working on a shared computer, it may be possible that you will be logged into Zoom as the previous user.  Zoom remembers the identity of the last user.  To switch users, 

  • In the Zoom application, click the menu item and select "Switch user"
  • Click the "Sign In" button
  • Select "Login with SSO"
  • Verify that the "company domain" is set to
  • You should see a Swarthmore login window.  Log in with your Swarthmore username and password