Zoom in Blackboard

Zoom is a versatile web conferencing tool available free of charge to faculty and staff at Stockton University. If you need help with the pedagogical use of Zoom, please contact the Center for Learning Design. This guide will describe the process of embedding a Zoom meeting room into your Blackboard course section.

  1. To begin, open up your web browser and navigate to your Blackboard course section. Click on the + icon at the top of the course navigation menu and select the option Tool Link.

 Blackboard Tool Link

  1. Next, give the new Tool Link a name (ex. “Zoom”), choose the tool type Zoom Meeting from the drop-drown menu, and check the box Available to Users.

 Name Tool Link

  1. A new link will be available in your course menu, click on it to navigate to the Zoom tool. This interface may be familiar to those who have already logged into Zoom through the zoom.stockton.edu page. To create a Zoom meeting, click on Schedule a New Meeting.

 Zoom Main Page

  1. Give your Zoom meeting a topic that matches its purpose, then modify any necessary date and time settings. To finalize the meeting, scroll down and click Save.

 Create Meeting in Zoom 

  1. To invite students and guests to the meeting, click on Copy the Invitation to generate a complete e-mail template with all relevant meeting details. This template can be pasted into an e-mail or Blackboard announcement for distribution.

Invite Students to Zoom Meeting

  1. Back in the main menu, there are two useful tabs that bear mentioning: Previous Meetings, which encompasses all previous meetings attached to your account...

Previous Meetings in Zoom

  1. You will also find Cloud Recordings where meeting recordings are stored and can be downloaded for 120 days.

Cloud Recordings in Zoom


For additional information on Zoom, check out Zoom’s online help center.