At a Glance

Zoom is MIT’s cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to get started using Zoom, including how to schedule, host, join, and recording and meetings, share your screen, and more.

Download and Install

Zoom Desktop App

Zoom is available for Mac and PC computers. Login using your MIT Kerberos username and password.

Mobile App

Zoom is available for iOS and Android devices. Login using your MIT Kerberos username and password.

How to Access

Zoom Web Portal

To access Zoom via the web:

  1. Go to https://mit.zoom.us/.
  2. Click the Sign in button.
  3. You will be prompted to authenticate with MIT Touchstone.

Zoom Desktop App

You can also download and install the Zoom Desktop app on your Mac or PC. To login to the app:

  1. Click the Sign In button.
    Click the Sign In button
  2. Click the Sign In with SSO button.
    Click the Sign In with SSO button
  3. In the Company Domain text box, type mit [1] and click the Continue button [2].
    Type mit into the Company Domain text box
  4. You will be prompted to authenticate with MIT Touchstone.

Getting Started

Scheduling Meetings

Zoom allows you to schedule a meeting using the Zoom Desktop or Mobile app or MIT’s Zoom web portal.

After scheduling a meeting, participants are sent invitations, which has a unique URL for the meeting. You can designate somebody else to be host/start the meeting. You can also set up repeating meetings.

Note: Zoom recommends that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled.

How to Get Support

MIT Sloan Teaching & Learning Technologies

Submit a support request for any questions related to Zoom in regards to teaching and learning.