Zoom is a video conferencing software available to UWF. Users can host and join meetings at https://uwf.zoom.us/ or via the Zoom app in Myuwf.

Signing in to Zoom

Active UWF students and staff have access to a UWF Zoom license.  But these active users need to log in to Zoom before attempting to schedule or join Zoom meetings.

There are a number of ways to log in to Zoom.

Sign in from MyUWF

  1. Go to MyUWF and log in.
  2. Search for Zoom and open the app.
  3. Click Sign in.
    Sign In button in uwf.Zoom.us

Sign in from Zoom.us

  1. Go to Zoom.us.
  2. Click Sign In.
    Sign In button at Zoom.us

  3. Click SSO.
    SSO button

  4. Enter uwf and click Continue.
    field for uwf

  5. Provide your credentials on the MyUWF login screen that appears.

Joining a Zoom Meeting

Join from Zoom Portal

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to uwf.zoom.us/join.
  3. Enter your meeting ID provided by the host/organizer.
    field for meeting ID, Join button
  4. Click Join.
    • If this is your first time joining from Google Chrome, you will be asked to open the Zoom client to join the meeting.
    • You can check Always open these types of links in the associated app to skip this step in the future.
    • Click Open Zoom Meetings (PC) or Open zoom.us (Mac).
      Open Zoom button

Join from Zoom email invitation

  1. Click the join link in your email or calendar invitation.

Join link from email

Join from Zoom application

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
      Jon a Meeting button
    • Sign in to Zoom then click Join.
      Join button
  3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
    • If you're signed in, change your name if you don't want your default name to appear.
    • If you're not signed in, enter a display name.
      fields for meeting ID and display name
  4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.

Scheduling a Zoom Meeting

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Meetings, and click Schedule A New Meeting.
  3. Select the meeting options.
  4. Click Save to finish.

For more information, please see the zoom documentation for scheduling meetings.

Meeting Controls

Once you have started or joined a meeting, you can access the meeting controls located at the bottom of the meeting window (move your mouse in the Zoom window to display meeting controls).

Learn more about meeting controls for hosts, co-hosts, and attendees. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with meeting controls before joining a scheduled meeting.

layout of zoom session

Sharing Content with Participants

  1. Click the Share Screen button located in your meeting controls.
    share screen button
  2. Select one of these screen share options:
    • Basic: Share your entire desktop, specific application window, whiteboard, or iPhone/iPad screen.
      Share Screen options
    • Advanced
      • Portion of Screen: Share a portion of your screen represented by a green border. 
        Portion of Screen icon
      • Music or Computer Sound Only: Only share your computer's audio (your selected speaker in your audio settings).
        Audio only icon
      • Content from 2nd Camera: Share a secondary camera connected to your computer; for example, a document camera or the integrated camera on your laptop.
        secondary camera icon
    • Files: Share a file from a third-party sharing service like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Follow the on-screen prompts to sign in to the third-party service and grant Zoom access.
      Note: Alternatively, you can open the file in a web browser then share the browser window. For example, to share a Google doc, open the doc in Chrome, then share the Chrome window. The end result is the same as using the sharing options in the Files tab.
  3. (Optional) Enable these features:
    • Check Share Computer Sound: If you check this option, any sound played by your computer will be shared in the meeting.
    • Check Optimize for full screen video clip: Check this if you will be sharing a video clip in full screen mode. Do not check this otherwise, as it may cause the shared screen to be blurry.
  4. Click Share.
    • Zoom will automatically switch to full screen to optimize the shared screen view. To exit full-screen, click Exit Full Screen in the top-right corner or press the Esc key. 
    • To disable automatic full screen when viewing a shared screen, disable this option in your desktop client settingsEnter full screen automatically when a participant shares screen.
    • If you selected Portion of Screen, customize the screen portion by dragging or resizing the green border.
    • If you selected Content from 2nd Camera, click Switch Camera in the top-left corner to switch the shared camera.

Share screen menu

When you start sharing your screen, the meeting controls will move into a menu that you can drag around your screen.

Share Screen control menu

  • Mute/Unmute: Mute or unmute your microphone.
  • Start/Stop Video: Start or stop your in-meeting video.
  • Participants/Manage Participants: View or manage the participants (if the host).
  • New Share: Start a new screen share. You will be prompted to select which screen you want to share again.
  • Pause Share: Pause your current shared screen.
  • Annotate / Whiteboard: Display annotation tools for drawing, adding text, etc.
  • More: Hover over more for additional options.
    • Chat: Open the chat window.
    • InviteInvite others to join the meeting.
    • Record: Start recording locally or to the cloud.
    • Allow/Disable participants annotation: Allow or prevent the participants from annotating on your shared screen.
    • Show/Hide Names of Annotators: Show or hide the participants' name when they are annotating on a screen share. If set to show, the participant's name will briefly display beside their annotation.
      name of annotator
    • Live on Workplace by Facebook: Share your meeting or webinar on Workplace by Facebook. Learn more about live-streaming a webinar. Learn more about live-streaming a meeting.
    • Optimize Share for Full-screen Video Clip: Start optimizing for a video clip in full screen mode.
      Note: Do not enable this setting if you are not sharing a full screen video clip, as it will blur your screen share.
    • End Meeting:  Leave the meeting or end the meeting for all participants.

Using Zoom in an eClassroom

  1. Power on the eClassroom system and prepare it for use via the Crestron touch panel (see your room's quick start guide for instructions)
  2. Log in to the lectern PC
  3. Launch the Zoom app via the Zoom desktop icon.
    Zoom icon on computer desktop
  4. Sign into Zoom using the SSO button
    SSO sign in button for Zoom
  5. Enter uwf for the company domain URL.
    entering uwf in given field
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Enter your Argonet credentials at the UWF login screen.
  8. Log in.
  9. Select Open.
    Open button in pop-up window

  10. Once you have launched your meeting, click Join with Computer Audio.
  11. Click the ^ carat next to the mute button and verify that the following speaker and microphone settings are selected:
    Microphone should be set to Line In or Speakerphone.
    Speaker should be set to Crestron.
    Mute button in Zoom
  12. Click Start video
    Start Video button in Zoom

Room-to-Room Zoom sessions

In situations where students may be in another classroom, we recommend having a facilitator join the Zoom meeting from the other classroom's lectern PC.


  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Chromium Edge 80 or higher
  • Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
  • Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
  • Firefox 76 or higher

Note: Mobile web browsers are not supported.

Zoom has launched the Learning Center, a free online platform on how to use Zoom’s products. With engaging content for new and experienced Zoom users and both live and on-demand courses as short as five minutes.

Please see the following link below for video tutorials on any of the processes covered in this article


You can download the latest version of Zoom from our Download Center. Learn more about downloading Zoom.

Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.

While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting or Webinar, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to be able to listen and speak during the meeting, share your screen, and view the webcam video of other participants.

Faculty and staff hosting a meeting can record locally or record in the cloud. Student hosts can record locally.  The meeting host may choose whether to allow others to record the meeting.

Yes, however the user must have the UWF license in order to be an alternate host. If a user has not migrated their account and still has a personal zoom account using their UWF Gmail, they will need to change the email address associated and migrate to UWF zoom.

If a client wishes a non-UWF user to perform host roles, the non-UWF users could join the Zoom meeting as a regular guest first, and then the UWF host could delegate certain host privileges to the non-UWF users for that session.

You can sign-in on up to 5 devices of each type at the same time. For example, you can sign-in on up to 5 desktops, 5 mobile devices, and 5 tablets simultaneously.

Additional Resources

Online guides

Zoom has created some online guides for instructors and students:


The following PDFs are provided by Zoom as reference guides and to assist with providing best online practices/etiquette:

Who to contact for support

Please contact the UWF ITS Help Desk first.  Your issue may relate to something that only the UWF ITS Help Desk can resolve.

If you've contacted the UWF ITS Help Desk and they have determined they are unable to resolve the issue, then they'll have you contact Zoom Support directly, either via Zoom's Chat Support feature, or Zoom's Submit a request feature.

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