What Is Northwestern Zoom and How To Use It

By The NEARITY Team2023-07-17 11:40:12




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Zoom is a widely used platform for online meetings, webinars, and virtual classrooms, offering features such as video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, chat functionality, and more. It provides a user-friendly interface and has gained popularity among individuals, educational institutions, and businesses for its ease of use and reliability in facilitating remote communication.

Northwestern University, an esteem institution, also utilizes the Zoom video conferencing software for their communication and collaboration needs. Northwestern Zoom is an exclusive platform for northeastern university students and faculty to have online class, livestream school activities, have webinar and so on.


How to log in Northwestern Zoom

To access Northwestern Zoom, navigate to https://northwestern.zoom.us/ and click log in.


Use your Northwestern university account which should be [yourNETID] @ads.northwestern.edu, then click Next. Enter your password on the next page, and click Sign in, then confirm your identity with Duo multi-factor authentication.




Tips when using Northwestern Zoom

  1. Schedule a meeting

Log into your Northwestern Zoom then click Schedule A Meeting on the top bar.

Then you could decide your title of meeting and plan a proper time for you and your audience.


If you wish to schedule this meeting as a recurring event, simply click on the "Recurring Meeting" option. This allows you to set up the meeting to happen regularly according to your preferred schedule. Additionally, you can specify the desired end date for these recurring meetings, ensuring they occur for a specific duration.


Click Save to receive an email with connection details that can be sent via email to your participants or added to a meeting invitation in Outlook. Note that using Outlook is recommended because it facilitates attendee scheduling.


  1. Attend a Zoom meeting

If you want to join a meeting by using a website address, click the invitation link and it will jump to the browser. Choose “Open Zoom Meeting”, it will automatically launch and join the meeting.


If you attend a meeting by using the Zoom app, launch Zoom Meeting and click “Join A Meeting”, enter the Meeting ID or Personal Link Name, then click Join. If there is a password set for the meeting, you will receive a prompt to enter it on the following page.


  1. Share screen

Find the "share screen" option on the bottom toolbar and click on it.https://resource.nuroum.com/server/nearity/images/5fbd93ac-99dd-4d09-84d5-93405633a416.jpeg

Select a window from the menu of available windows on your screen and click it to share with others.https://resource.nuroum.com/server/nearity/images/d4b20e8b-c5cc-4f4e-8f3f-eedc75a4b2ce.jpeg

If you want to enable other participants to share their screens as well, click on the arrow icon near the "share screen" button and decide the number of people you wish to share screen at the same time.https://resource.nuroum.com/server/nearity/images/6cc1e5c2-b89f-4275-bef8-f03c0496f37d.png

For more advanced sharing options, you can click on "Advanced Sharing Options." This will open a dialog box where you can make decisions regarding screen sharing permissions. Once you have configured the desired settings, simply close the menu or dialog box to save the changes.https://resource.nuroum.com/server/nearity/images/9fcf0597-7a9d-4cbe-baae-1967a95257c8.png

  1. Record meetings

Find the record button in the toolbar and click to record.https://resource.nuroum.com/server/nearity/images/9a60cc6d-0a17-43c5-9327-952c1e25ee58.png

If you want to pause or stop recording, you could find pause/stop button on the upper left corner or on the toolbar.https://resource.nuroum.com/server/nearity/images/1b291693-c71e-4fc2-931d-4b52618bf2c0.jpeg

Once you finish your Zoom meeting, the recording will be automatically downloaded to your computer. A notification will appear, allowing you to access the downloaded file. Where you could check the meeting recordings. and share your recorded meetings at your convenience.


Northwestern Zoom Background

When joining a Zoom meeting, you could change your background with the picture of Northwestern University to hide your untidy background. Here we provide you some pictures


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Extra tips

  1. Visit https://services.northwestern.edu if you have encountered any problems during using MSU Zoom to get detailed guidance. Also, you could reach to NEARITY blog to get help, we offer various tutorials and introduction of technology.
  2. It is helpful to check whether your device is running appropriately before conducting a Zoom meeting. To accomplish this, it is recommended to join a test meeting.
  3. To ensure you have a smooth Zoom meeting, it is advised to prepare a headset or extra audio/visual system. NEARITY offers an additional incentive: NEARITY V30 UHD Conference Camera equipped with 4K UHD and 120° wide angle camera, ensuring you present yourself more natural with exceptional clarity, while de-reverberation technology reduces background noise to ensure that your voice is the main focus in. Alternatively, you may opt for the HP30 Bluetooth Wireless Headset for personal use at home. Equipped with noise cancellation technology, this headset effectively blocks out distractions such as roommates talking, or traffic noise when you are speaking, conveying your voice with extra clarity.



In conclusion, by following the instructions, members of Northwestern University can access to Northwestern Zoom successfully, enabling them to engage in online learning, partake in school-related activities, and communicate effectively with professors and fellow classmates. Northwestern Zoom offers its users unlimited, cost-free opportunities for online communication within a secure and conducive academic network environment. Users of Northwestern Zoom can confidently utilize the platform to fulfill their academic requirements.


For those wishes to have enhancement of your virtual meetings, browse NEARITY's wide range of audio and visual equipment, which offer various options to suit different needs and preferences.


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