Zoom: Login to Your UMN Zoom account

You can log in to Zoom from multiple places depending on your needs. For the most seamless meeting experience, always make sure you log into Zoom.

Note to Students: If you have questions about finding Zoom meeting IDs, please reach out to your instructors.

  • Use the Zoom Portal login to adjust your global meeting settings, make changes to meetings/webinars, and access recordings and reports
  • Use the Zoom Client for Meetings (Desktop App) login to join meetings and webinars from your computer
  • Use the Zoom Mobile App on mobile devices (Android or iOS); similar to the Desktop App

In this Article:

Zoom Portal

The Zoom Portal provides access to your University of Minnesota Zoom account information. You can access the following features:

  • default meeting and webinar settings
  • schedule or edit webinars and meetings, including meetings scheduled from other locations, such as Google Calendar or Canvas
  • access and manage Zoom cloud recordings, polls, and other reports
  • profile settings such as your Personal Meeting ID and photo
  1. Go to umn.zoom.us.
  2. Select Log In.
  3. Sign in using your University of Minnesota Internet ID and Password.
  4. By default you are in your Meetings page, where you can edit or start an upcoming scheduled meeting, or schedule a new meeting.
    The Meetings page on the Zoom website, showing an upcoming meeting.
  5. You can use the left navigation to review your: 

Zoom Client for Meetings (Desktop App)

The Zoom Client, or Zoom Desktop App, provides the most functionality as a meeting host or participant. We recommend downloading the Zoom Desktop App for use when joining meetings and webinars from your computer.

Note: For security purposes, Zoom logs out after 120 minutes of device inactivity.

For detailed information on the Zoom Desktop App, please review Zoom's Quick-Start Guide for Meetings.

  1. Download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings Desktop App.
  2. Launch the Zoom application from your computer
  3. Click Sign in
    Zoom launch window with Sign In button highlighted.
  4. Click Sign In with SSO on the right-hand side.
    • Note: Your client window may appear slightly differently.
      Zoom desktop app. Sign in options to enter username and password on the left. On the right, "Sign in with SSO" highlighted
  5. Enter umn in the domain text field.
    • Or, Enter your UMN email address in the field if given the option to enter an email.
      • Note: All UMN Zoom email addresses end with @umn.edu, including for system campuses.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. A web browser window opens to authenticate using Duo. If you are already signed in to the University system through your browser, it may automatically log you in and redirect back to the Zoom client. You may close the Sign in with SSO browser tab. 
    1. If prompted, Enter your University of Minnesota Internet ID and password
    2. Click Sign In.
  8. You will be taken to the Home tab within the Zoom Desktop app. 
    Zoom desktop app home screen.
    • Home tab:
      • Start a New meeting using a randomly-generated ID or your Personal Meeting ID.
      • Join a meeting by entering a Meeting ID and Passcode
      • Schedule a new meeting
      • Share screen using a Meeting ID
      • View and Join an upcoming meeting
    • Meetings tab: View details for upcoming meetings

Zoom Mobile App

Sign into the Zoom mobile app if you need to join or host a meeting on the go. You can also schedule a meeting directly in the app.  

  1. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings Mobile App from either the Google Play Store on Android or the App Store on iOS.  
  2. Launch the app. On the Start screen, tap Sign In.
    The Start screen on the Zoom Mobile App with the buttons Join a Meeting, Sign Up and Sign In.  Sign In is highlighted
  3. On the Sign In window, tap Sign in With SSO
  4. Enter umn in the domain text field.
  5. A web browser window opens to authenticate using Duo. If you are already signed in to the University system through your browser, it may automatically log you in and redirect back to the Zoom app.
    1. If prompted, Enter your University of Minnesota Internet ID and password
    2. Tap Sign In.
      The UMN Single Sign On page in a mobile web browser showing the Internet ID and password fields along with the Sign In button
    3. Tap Open to be taken back to the Zoom app if prompted
      A prompt to Open this page in "Zoom" - open is highlighted
  6. You will return to the Zoom app signed in.
    The Zoom mobile app Meet & Chat screen - showing the buttons New Meeting, Join, Schedule, and Share Screen 

Additional Resources

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