Schedule a UW Zoom meeting and invite others

Last updated: March 19, 2024
Audience: StudentsInstructorsStaff

The following steps show you how to schedule a meeting using the Zoom software interface.

  1. After logging in to UW Zoom, bring up the Zoom home screen.
    Zoom Home Screen
  2. On the lower left, click Schedule.
  3. Enter the required information in the dialog box, then click Schedule.
  4. Back on the Zoom home screen, in the top toolbar, click Meetings.
    Zoom Home Screen with Meetings highlighted
  5. To send an invitation to the meeting, select the meeting that you just created and click Copy Invitation. To view the meeting invitation text, click Show Meeting Invitation.
    Zoom Meeting Invitation interface with meeting selected, Copy Invitation button and Show Meeting Invitation link highlighted
  6. Open your email program, then paste into a new message or meeting request. The copied text will appear similar to this. The link text ( is the Meeting ID, which you would share with the people you want to invite to your meeting.
    Your instructor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: My Zoom Meeting
    Time: Mar 7, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 978 443 6176
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    +16468769923,,9784436176# US (New York)
    +16699006833,,9784436176# US (San Jose)
    Dial by your location
            +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    Meeting ID: 978 443 6176
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  7. To start the meeting, from the Zoom home screen, click Meetings, then click Start.