Getting Started with Zoom inside UNM Learn

The Zoom integration with UNM Learn means that instructors can now create and manage online meetings inside their courses, making it easy for students to find and access them. Below are instructions for adding a tool link to the Course Menu, followed by a quick tour of the main Zoom scheduling screen.

If you have not already created a licensed UNM Zoom account, see for information on creating your free account. You will need a licensed UNM Zoom account (to have requested and received an upgrade to your basic account) before hosting a meeting with your students.

Note:  Instructors with HSC Zoom accounts will need to create a licensed UNM Zoom account with main campus to use the Zoom Meeting functionality in UNM Learn.

  How to add a Zoom Meeting Tool Link in UNM Learn

    1. Click the "+" sign above the course menu.
    2. Add / Tool link

Click the red plus sign in the top left corner of the screen.  Choose Tool Link.

    3. Enter a Name - "Zoom Meeting"
    4. From the drop-down menu, choose "Zoom Meeting."
    5. Put a check in "Available to Users
    6. Submit.

Add Tool Link menu - Name field first, then Type dropdown, then Checkbox for Available to Users.

*Optional* -  Move Zoom Meeting link to a different spot in the course menu.  UNM Learn adds new menu items at the bottom, so that is where you will find your Zoom Meeting link. To move it up, mouse over the left side of the title until you see a 4-sided arrow.  Click and drag to any location in the Course Menu.


Overview of Zoom Meetings in UNM Learn 

Once you have created a Zoom Meeting link using the steps in Add a Zoom Meeting Tool Link above, click the link in your course menu. In the Zoom window, you will see tabs for Upcoming MeetingsPrevious MeetingsPersonal Meeting Room and Cloud Recordings addition to the “Schedule a New Meeting” button. 

Layout of zoom scheduling screen, in the order of text items in list that follows.

  • Upcoming Meetings – lists any one-time or recurring meetings you have scheduled for this course. 
  • Previous Meetings – lists concluded meetings scheduled for this course.  
  • Personal Meeting Room – provides access to your Personal Meeting Room settings. We do not recommend sharing your Personal Meeting ID with your students. 
  • Cloud Recordings – provides access to view and manage cloud recordings in your Zoom account.   CAUTION:  In compliance with FERPA, recordings that feature interactions with students should not be shared using Zoom’s share feature. For information on securely sharing these types of recordings, please see Zoom Recordings and UNM Learn. 

NEXT > Managing Zoom Meetings in UNM Learn.