Add Zoom Meeting to Your Blackboard Course

There are two ways to add a Zoom meeting to your course. We will cover both below:

Option 1: Add Zoom as a Blackboard Tool to Your Course Menu or Content Area

  1. Login to Blackboard and click on your course
  2. Scroll down and on the bottom left select Customization -> Tool Availability
    Click on Customization and then tool availability
  3. Scroll to the bottom and a) check the box so that Zoom meeting is available as a tool and b) click Submit
    Zoom tool availability in Bb
    Now you can add Zoom meetings to your Blackboard course.
  4. You can add Zoom meetings into any content area or into your menu
    • Add to Content Area
      a) Click on Tools -> More Tools -> Zoom Meeting
      b) Name your meeting (e.g., Office Hours, or Group 1 Meetup) and provide description if necessary
      c) Hit Submit
    • Add to Menu
      a) Click on the plus sign (+) above your menu
      b) Select Tool Link
      c) Select Zoom Meeting
      d) Give your navigation link a name (e.g., office hours or group meetup)
      Gif screencast of adding zoom tool link to navigation

That’s it. Your students will now have a two hour unique session when they click on this link.

Option 2: Manually Add Meeting Links to Your Course

Since you have your own Zoom Pro account and dial-in line, there’s no reason you can set up as many Zoom meetings as you would like and then place them anywhere in the course (or email them out).

Here’s how:

  1. Open Zoom
  2. Click Schedule Meeting
  3. Create as many meetings as you would like
  4. Copy the meeting invitation and add it to your course

    GIF screencast of clicking on Schedule then selecting recurring meeting in Zoom