October 6, 2020 | Video Conference Toolkit

How to Sign Up for and Log In to a Zoom Account

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Introduction

Creating an account with Zoom will allow you not only to attend meetings but also to schedule meetings of your own. Make sure that you have followed the instructions from the previous page to download and install the application. From there, you will then create an account.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Account with Zoom

Step 1 – Go to zoom.us in your Internet browser.

Step 2 – Click on the Sign Up, It’s Free link at the top right.
Sign Up

Step 3 – Enter your date of birth for verification, then click Continue.
Enter Date of Birth

Step 4 – Enter your email address and click Sign Up, or alternatively you can use your existing Google or Facebook credentials.

NOTE: The option to Sign in with SSO refers to Single Sign On, which is typically enabled if you are at a larger organization. Check with your organization’s IT department if you believe you have a corporate-level account
Enter Email Address

Step 5 – Check your email and click the Activate Account button in that email.
Activate Account

Step 6 – Select whether you are signing up on behalf of a school, then click Continue.
On Behalf

Step 7 – Enter your first name, last name, and password (twice), then click Continue.

NOTE: Your password must have at least 8 characters, at least 1 letter, at least 1 number, and include both uppercase and lowercase letters.
Set Password

Step 8 – Choose whether to invite colleagues or skip that step.
Invite Others

Step 9 – Start your test meeting or click Go to My Account to begin updating your preferences and account settings.
Start Test Meeting

Your account is now set up, and you can begin attending or scheduling Zoom meetings!

Step-by-Step Guide to Logging In to your Zoom Account on a Computer

Step 1 – Open the Zoom app on your computer.

Step 2 – Click the Sign In button.
Sign In

Step 3 – Choose your log in method. Either enter your email address and password you used to sign-up, or choose one of the log in methods listed to the right, which include Single Sign On (“SSO”), Google, and Facebook.
Choose Log In Method

Step 4 – Click the Sign In button. For convenience, you may choose to also click the Keep me signed in button, which means Zoom will remember your log in information in the future. However, be sure to uncheck that box if you are on a shared computer.
Sign In

Step 5 – Once you have successfully logged in, you will see the Zoom dashboard, which will allow you to start a new meeting, join an existing meeting, schedule a meeting for the future, or share your screen.
Dashboard

Step-by-Step Guide to Logging In to Zoom on a Mobile Device

Step 1 – Open the app on your mobile device.

Step 2 – Click on Sign In, located at the bottom right hand corner.
Mobile Start Screen

Step 3 – Choose your log in method. Either enter your email address and password, or choose one of the log in methods listed to the right, which include Single Sign On (“SSO”), Google, and Facebook.
Log In Method

Step 4 – Click the Sign In button.
Sign In

Step 5 – Once you have successfully logged in, you will see the Zoom dashboard, which will allow you to start a new meeting, join an existing meeting, schedule a meeting for the future, or share your screen.
Mobile Dashboard


About the Author(s)

Lillian Ewen is the Senior Appellate Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. She currently serves on The Florida Bar’s Committee on Technology, as well as the Small Claims Rules Committee. She’s a past chair of the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee and participated in Class I of the Wm. Reese Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.