Updated Monday, March 23ZOOM Updates

Distance Education (teaching faculty, online credit classes): As of March 20th, ZOOM and Canvas have been fully integrated.

All NMSU employees (faculty, staff, student employees) have the ability to create a Zoom account (no cost). Go to https://nmsu.zoom.us and use your NMSU credentials to activate your account. If you have previously created a Zoom account using your NMSU email address you will be prompted to switch to the NMSU Zoom account. More resources and instructions for activating your account can be found at https://learning.nmsu.edu/zoom-at-nmsu/. NMSU students will have access to ZOOM through Canvas.

Getting Started

Activate your Zoom Account

Once you have activated your Zoom account, I recommend downloading the Zoom Desktop Client (link listed above) to schedule and hold meetings. You will sign in using the “Sign In with SSO” option on the right. Enter “nmsu” when you are prompted to enter the company domain. A sign-in window will launch in your browser. Enter your NMSU credentials. The Zoom Desktop Client will then launch with your regular scheduling and meeting options.

1. Sign in using SSO
Zoom Sign In Screen

2. Enter "NMSU" as Company Domain
Prompt for Zoom Company Domain

3. Done. You'll see the Main Page
Zoom Main Screen

FAQ

NMSU.ZOOM.us is for Administrative Meetings (terminology used in Campus News) Click Here To clarify, ZOOM is allowed as a delivery/communication tool as you provide educational programming (4-H Youth programs/club meetings, FCS/Ag educational programs, community programs/meetings). Any program/delivery efforts made by Extension faculty/staff are allowed.

Will I have to pay to use ZOOM Pro through NMSU? No, ZOOM Pro accounts are FREE available to all NMSU Faculty, Staff and Student employees. Students will access ZOOM through Canvas for distance education classes.

What if I already had a ZOOM Pro account through ACES, now what? If you have previously purchased a Zoom Pro account using your individual NMSU email address, you will be asked to switch to the NMSU Zoom account. You will receive an email asking you to switch from your current account to the NMSU Zoom account. Instructions: Click Here

What if I had created my FREE ZOOM account using my NMSU email? If you have previously made a free Zoom account using your NMSU email address, you will be asked to switch to the NMSU Zoom account. You will receive an emailed invitation asking you to switch from your current account to the NMSU Zoom account. Instructions: Click Here

How do you activate/access your newly acquired ZOOM account? Below is a link with detailed instructions and screenshots. Click Here

Where can I learn more about ZOOM, scheduling events, invitations, etc.? Utilize through the resources and guides and on the following sites. ZOOM does an excellent job of providing support resources (text and videos) and a very detailed FAQ section.

  • Zoom Support: Click Here
  • Zoom Video Tutorials: Click Here
  • NMSU Academic Technology links and resources (scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of resources) Click Here

What about our District of Office accounts (using an office email, rather than individual)? This type of account will be phased out, utilize your new individual licenses rather than scheduling through your district director.

Will the Zoom integration with Canvas allow guest speakers from other University or organizations? Yes, ICT plans to have an invite guest option in Canvas for guest speakers.

Can I support a larger number of Zoom participants? Currently, all Zoom account will support 300 participants. Visit Learning.nmsu.edu/Zoom-at-NMSU to schedule large webinars. You need to give them the host account, number of anticipated participants, and date/time of the event.