Zoom at Marist

Marist College has added an additional web conferencing platform: Zoom.  This application works similarly to our existing platform, Cisco Webex.  Each platform allows you to video conference with your colleagues, students, and faculty while also available for your use from your iLearn course site. 


What is Zoom?

Zoom is a video-conferencing platform for which Marist College owns a license. Zoom allows you to engage in live Web conversations with your students using audio, video, and text-based chat features.

Using your Marist account and password will allow you to generate a link that you can share with participants can then follow the web link to join in on a live conversation.

You can access Zoom in two different ways:

  1. Visit the web-based application from the Marist Zoom website to set up your account or create future meeting links.
  2. Integrate Zoom into your iLearn site. If you use iLearn extensively, you can follow Digital Education team’s instructions for creating a direct link for Zoom that directly integrates into your iLearn course site.

Shifting Your Course to Online:

Option 1: Run Your Class Live With Zoom

Option 2: Pre-Record Your Lectures


Option 1: Run Your Class Live With Zoom

This option works especially well for small discussion-based classes, though it’s also effective for large lectures, especially if you have a moderator.

Option 2: Pre-Record Your Lectures

If you are not comfortable presenting live, another good option is to pre-record any lecture material using Panopto and upload it to iLearn


First Time Users! Follow these steps to access Zoom at Marist College:

After you complete these steps, you can access Zoom here: https://marist-edu.zoom.us/

Note!! If you had an existing Zoom account you may have received an email from Zoom asking to consolidate your existing account with the Marist account. This is an official request as Marist College has added Zoom as a web conferencing platform.  

Don't forget to add the Zoom tool to your iLearn site!  

Getting Started with Zoom

Enjoy these training videos to get started with using Zoom at Marist.

Zoom Training Videos

Review our presentation on using Zoom at Marist.



Zoom Tips

  • Make sure you are running the most current client.  Some clients do not automatically upgrade and you must click on the option to check for updates.  Zoom is fixing problems with security daily, and delivering new clients.  They have delayed several new features to concentrate on security fixes.  They are taking this seriously and are doing their part, you must do your part and keep your Zoom client current.
  • Have a password on all your meetings and don’t include it in the invitation, but in a separate communication, a separate email or posting.  This will keep unknown people from joining and Zoombombing your meeting.  There are people out on the internet that have made it a charge to Zoombomb as many meetings as possible, and post to YouTube their results.  Unless you want to be a viral YouTube star, put a password on your meetings.  The internet is rife with online communities where users can go and share Zoom conference codes and request that pranksters connect and hurl insults, play pornographic material, or make death threats against other participants
  • Enable the Waiting Room Feature - The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when each participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one, or hold all attendees in the virtual waiting room and admit them en masse. This requires more work by the host, but only allows participants to join if you specifically admit them.  It is highly recommended by Zoom.  This security enhancement is one of the best ways to protect your Zoom virtual classroom by giving you control over who can join your class and when. Watch this brief video to learn how to enable Waiting Rooms and manage participants. 


  • Disable Join Before Host - If you are scheduling a meeting where sensitive information will be discussed, it's best to leave Enable join before host (found under Meeting Options when scheduling a meeting) turned off. Visit Zoom's Join Before Host help page for more information.  The Join Before Host option can be convenient for allowing others to continue with a meeting if you are not available to start it, but with this option enabled, the first person who joins the meeting will automatically be made the host and will have full control over the meeting.
  • Limit Screen sharing to the Host
  • Lock your session - The Zoom Host Controls allow the host or co-host to lock the meeting. Once all your attendees have joined
  • Disable “File Transfer” to prevent sharing files that may contain viruses or ransomware.
  • If you enable Chat, be careful of links shared in Chat.  If you wouldn’t click on the link in an email, you shouldn’t click on it in Chat.




Zoom and Webex

Marist College offers two video web conferencing software applications for you to use to communicate, collaborate, and work with students. Select the one that is right for you!