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The requirements for being able to lead and / or attend a Zoom meeting is that you have:

  • Internet-connected computer
  • Headset with microphone
  • Webcam

Zoom in Canvas

In our learning platform Canvas, we use Zoom for e-meetings. To connect to an e-meeting follow these steps:

  1. Go to your course on Canvas and click on the Zoom-room link in the Zoom module.
  2. A new window will open (automatically or manually, depending on your web browser).
  3. Click on Open Zoom Meetings.
  4. Allow cookies and proceed.
  5. If it's your first time entering a Zoom meeting, the Zoom client will now be downloaded.
  6. Once the download is complete, press Run.
  7. Connect your audio by clicking on Join with Computer Audio.
  8. Now you are in the meeting.


The video describes how to connect to an e-meeting i Zoom. English subtitles are available.


Inside the e-meeting room

Tools for the meeting can be found in the list at the bottom of the window. The list becomes active as soon as you move the mouse. Here is where you start and stop the camera and the microphone. Make sure you have the correct audio device connected by clicking the small arrow to the right of the microphone symbol. To leave the meeting, click Leave Meeting

Short videos about basic functions in Zoom

The videos have English subtitles.

How do I activate audio and webcam?


How do I see the participant list and how do I use the chat?


How do I display documents?


How do I change the layout?


How do I choose a breakout room?


How do I log in to Zoom, I don't have a Zoom account?

You can participate in a Zoom meeting even if you don't have a Zoom account. This video describes how you can join an e-meeting without a Zoom account.


Using Zoom without Canvas

First, you need to download the Zoom client and install it on your computer. If you have previously used Zoom via Canvas, the client is already installed and you have a Zoom icon on your desktop. In that case, go directly to the paragraph How to enter Zoom.

  1. Go to the Zoom download page
  2. Click Download, and install the Zoom Client for Meetings
  3. Now you have got a Zoom icon on your computer desktop

How to enter Zoom

  1. Start the Zoom client by clicking the Zoom icon on your computer's desktop
  2. Click Sign in (Please note! not Join Meeting)
  3. Select Sign in with SSO
  4. A dialogue box pops up. In the field Enter your company domain, type hv-se, click Continue
  5. Log in with your University West account
  6. Now the Zoom panel starts. (The Zoom Web page that pops up can be closed)

Now you're ready to create an e-meeting!

Create e-meeting

  1. Click Schedule in the Zoom panel
  2. Fill in your meeting details and click Schedule
  3. A meeting request is opened. Fill in the names of the participants and send the meeting request

Create e-meeting on the website


Recurring e-meeting


How to enter the e-meeting

Enter the e-meeting by clicking the link in your booking. The creator of the e-meeting can also enter the meeting via the Zoom panel, Meetings.

How do I record in Zoom?


More information

If you want to know more about the possibilities that Zoom can give you as a student, take a look at Zoom's own support material