Once you've configured your Zoom account, you're ready to sign into the Zoom app. The Zoom app lives on your computer, facilitates your device's connection to Zoom, and allows you to conduct virtual classes. You'll primarily interact with the Zoom app on a day-to-day basis. This is the easiest way to schedule and join virtual classes, so it's important to make sure this is set up and ready to go.

Note: We've automatically installed the Zoom app on all faculty computers. If you don't see the app shortcut, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet. Then, you can force a configuration sync as described here to help your computer pull the Zoom app down more quickly. You may need to sign in to access the article describing how to force a configuration sync; use the "Sign in with Google" button.

To open the Zoom app, double-click the Zoom icon on your desktop.

Once Zoom opens up, you're ready to sign in. Click the Sign In button.

Next, click Sign in with Google.

Your browser will be opened to the Google sign in page. Click your MCS Google account as shown below.

Next, click the Open Zoom button to be signed in.

You'll be taken back to the Zoom app, which should appear as shown in the image below. Once you see this screen, you have successfully signed in to the Zoom and you are ready to schedule your first class!

Note: If you should happen to see the sign in screen when opening Zoom again in the future, simply click the Sign in with Google button to be logged back in.

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