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How to Set-up Zoom

Getting your SCU Zoom License


It is important to activate your SCU affiliated Zoom account to enjoy the Pro license benifit, including: unlimited meeting time, upto 300 participants in a meeting, and streaming to 3rd party service like Youtube and Panopto.  You will only need to follow the instruction below one time to activate your account.

  1. Log on to SCU Portal and enter your SCU credential.

  2. Once logged in, click the Zoom tile to activate your SCU affiliated Zoom account.

  3. You now have a SCU Zoom account.


You only have to follow these instructions once per computer. After you've installed the Zoom software (as shown below), you can run the Zoom application from your Windows "Start" menu or Mac OS X "Applications" folder.

Download and Install Zoom Desktop Client

The screen shots may vary depending on the web browser being used and whether or not you are logged into your Santa Clara University GMail account.

  1. Go to
  2. Download the top Suggestion, it is auto-selected for your operating system
  3. Open the install package and follow the on-screen instructions
    Zoom installer icon

  4. Once the app is downloaded, click the "Sign In" button
    Choose "Sign In with Google" then log in with your SCU credentials and click "Open Zoom"

    A webpage will pop up and prompt you to enter your SCU credential.
  5. You will see either the unitersity seal or your personalized photo on the top right corner when you are logged in to the SCU Zoom account
    Open Zoom interface

How can I tell if I am logged in through SCU?

To ensure you are logged in correctly, follow these steps:

  1. Click on your picture in the upper righthand corner of the Zoom application (or webpage).
    J letter

  2. To the right of your name, it will say “licensed”
    Licensed indicator



For training on advanced features and troubleshooting, please contact Media Services. You can also schedule a One on One Training for Zoom video conferencing client or Panopto video server.