Join a UW Zoom meeting

Last updated: March 19, 2024

You can join a UW Zoom meeting by clicking a link in an email sent to you by the meeting host, or via a Zoom meeting number from within Zoom.

Join via email link

  1. If the meeting host sends you an invitation via email, look for “Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:” followed by a link.
    image of text that appears in an email invitation from Zoom meeting host
  2. Click the link to open your web browser to join the meeting. If you do not yet have Zoom installed, you will be guided through the steps to install it. 

Join via meeting number

  1. If you have been provided a Zoom meeting number, you may join from within the Zoom app. Open the app and click Join.
  2. On the screen the following screen, enter the meeting number that you were provided and then click Join.
    Join meeting screen where user enters meeting ID
  3. After you click Join, you will be taken to the meeting screen:
    UW Zoom Meeting screen

Adjust Audio Settings

On the first time logging into a UW Zoom meeting, you will see the screen above (at the end of the previous procedure). Computer Audio is selected by default.

  1. To use built-in computer audio, click Join with Computer Audio. Be sure to Test Speaker and Microphone to ensure your audio devices are working properly.
  2. If you are unable to use computer audio, it is possible to call a phone number and participate in the meeting using phone audio. To do so, click Phone Call as shown below, and follow the instructions provided.Zoom meeting interface with Phone Call option selected
  3. After you click Computer Audio or Phone Call, you will see the meeting screen and you will be in the meeting.