Zoom offers remote services for video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. You can use it to teach online courses at Koç University.

Teaching live

If your class size is larger than 100 or sessions will be longer than 40 mins you can request an Edu license. Send an E-Mail to and copy your Dean / Director for approval.

Alternatively you can use MS Teams without any license restrictions.


Basic license

  • Host up to 100 participants (students)
  • Meeting duration limit is 40 mins
  • Unlimited meetings

Edu license (Dean / Director approval is required)

  • Host up to 300 participants (students)
  • Meeting duration limit is 24 hrs
  • Unlimited meetings

Getting Started

Login to Zoom

  • Login to your Zoom account:

Schedule a meeting / class meeting

  • To schedule a (class) meeting, login to your Zoom account and select Meetings on the left navigation menu.
  • Select Schedule a New Meeting.
  • Fill in the topic, date, time, and duration.
    • Note: you can immediately start a meeting without entering a schedule.
    • Recurring meeting (optional)
      • To make the meeting repeat using the same meeting ID, select the Recurring meeting checkbox found under the Time Zone field. Set the recurrence, repeat every, and end date fields.
    • Meeting options (optional)
      • Participants' (students') video can be disabled for the meeting by selecting Participant: Off under the Video section.
      • Participants' microphones can be automatically muted upon joining by selecting Mute participants on entry under Meeting options. Participants can still manually unmute their microphones, although this ability can be disabled once the meeting has started (see Start a meeting as host below).
  • Press Save when complete.
  • On the meeting summary page, you can copy the Join URL. You can also select Copy the invitation (to the right of the join URL) to copy the full meeting invitation info, including telephone dial-in numbers.
  • Send the join info to your participants, or post it in your Blackboard course.
  • Watch: Tutorial Video

Set up a class

  1. To set up a single Zoom session for a single scheduled class, follow the Schedule a meeting steps above.
    To set up a Zoom session for your course that repeats for each scheduled class, follow the Schedule a meeting steps above and include the Recurring meeting option.
  2. Post the join info in your Blackboard course for your students to join at the scheduled time.

Start a meeting as host (instructor)

  • To start a meeting that you have scheduled, log in to your Zoom account and select Meetings on the left navigation menu.
  • Select Start found to the right of the meeting ID.
  • Hosts have many options for managing participants as shown in this Zoom support document. Some common practices are listed here:
    • To prevent participants from unmuting their microphone, hover over the Zoom window and select Manage participants, then select More at the bottom of the list, then uncheck Allow participants to unmute themselves. As the host, you can still manually unmute participants if they raise their hand.
    • To prevent participants from screen sharing, hover over the Zoom window and select the arrow next to Share Screen, then select Advanced Sharing Options. Under Who can share?, select Only Host.

Join a meeting from an invite on your device

  • Find the Zoom invitation information in your e-mail, calendar event, or Blackboard course.
  • Click on the link for Join Zoom Meeting link:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Download the iOS or Android app (mobile)

  • In the iOS App Store or the Google Play store, search for “zoom” and install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app.

Record your Zoom meeting or class

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