While meetings can be started and scheduled from the Zoom web portal, you can also schedule/start meetings directly from the Zoom application. It is also important to access the Zoom application to set certain in-app settings, including Virtual Background, Audio/Video settings, as well as other options.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Go to Appalachian's Zoom’s Download Center to download the Zoom Client for Meetings.
  2. Click Sign In, then click Sign In with SSO.
  3. When prompted for the domain, enter appstate (not appstate.edu).
  4. You will be directed on the next screen to login.
  5. Upon successful authentication, the Zoom client will load the Home screen.
  6. On the Home tab, you can click to start a new meeting or click to schedule one in the future.

Zoom desktop client homepage

Check Existing Zoom Meetings

Click on the Meetings tab to view your upcoming meetings and your previously recorded meetings.

General Settings

Click on the Gear icon in the top-right corner to change your settings.

Click gear at top right to change settings

Update your client

Click your Profile picture to edit your Profile, set your status, and most importantly, Check for updates. Some updates occur automatically due to the nature of the changes, but most updates are initiated manually.

Click profile picture or avatar to edit profile or check for updates

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