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Faculty can schedule office hours and course meetings using the Zoom integration directly in Brightspace courses! Zoom is a real-time video conferencing tool that allows you to share files and applications, collaborate on a digital whiteboard, and use breakout rooms and polls to interact with your students. Please review the resources below to review the best practices for utilizing Zoom in your Brightspace classroom.

Key Features:

  • Easy access to Zoom from the Brightspace Learning Tools menu.

  • Faculty can schedule meetings, retrieve attendance, download polling results, and publish video recordings in one centralized place.

  • The Course Calendar automatically adds the scheduled meeting details and Zoom link.

  • The Zoom integration in Brightspace allows up to 4 hours of session time, complete host controls, auto-cloud recording, and MORE!

Overview and Key Features

Accessing Zoom for Course Meetings

Using the integrated Zoom feature in Brightspace makes it easier to meet with your students directly in your scheduled course! To access this new integrated feature, please follow the steps below:

STEP 1: SSO Login

Log into National University's Single Sign-On (SSO) with your Faculty ID and Password.

SSO Login

STEP 2: Brightspace Chiclet

On your SSO landing page, access Brightspace by clicking on the D2L Brightspace chiclet.

Please Note: do not access Zoom from the main landing page—the Zoom chiclet is not integrated with your Brightspace course. Doing so will publish all of your meeting details (including the session links) to the entire University community. This Zoom chiclet should only be used for internal, staff, or departmental meetings.

Brightspace vs zoom

STEP 3: Open Current Course

Navigate to your current course by clicking on the course selector icon in the top header or within your My Courses widget.

Select Course

STEP 4: Zoom Learning Tool

In the blue navigation bar, click on Learning Tools then select Zoom.

Please note: As a best practice, class meetings should only be scheduled and joined directly within the course from the Zoom learning tool. This will ensure that the Zoom meeting link will be added to your course calendar and students will have the ability to join sessions.

Zoom Learning Tools
Accessing Zoom

Quick Start Guide

Quickly schedule and start a Zoom meeting in

Scheduling a Zoom Meeting

Instructions on how to schedule a Zoom meeting in Brightspace and enabling settings.

Host Controls

An overview of the 15 host controls available to NU faculty in Zoom.

Audio and Video Setup

Select and test audio and video settings in Zoom.

Recordings and Reports

How to retrieve links to Zoom recordings, pull attendance reports, and polling results.

Faculty Guides

Faculty Guides

Need Technical Support?

Should you need additional support with Zoom, please reach out to the NU IT Helpdesk at or call 1-858-309-3580.

Need Technical Support?
Brightspace Website

Brightspace Faculty FAQ

Quick answers to the most frequently asked faculty questions about Brightspace.

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