Scheduling Zoom Class Sessions for Remote Instruction

Scheduling a class

  1. Log in to CourseWorks using your UNI.
    1. If you have any issues with your UNI, please contact the Helpdesk ([email protected] | 212.854.1370 | Jerome Greene 131)
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click on Zoom Class Sessions at the bottom of the left-hand navigation menu.
  4. Click on the blue Schedule a New Meeting button at the top-right.
  5. Fill out the resulting form to schedule the class date, time and duration.
  6. We recommend that you select the following options to ensure that your class session is secure and available to your students for review after class:
    1. Ensure the Passcode option is selected.
    2. Select Mute Participants Upon Entry for “crowd control” at the beginning of class.
    3. Select Record the meeting automatically in the cloud so that students can go back and review, if needed.
  7. If you are scheduling a class on behalf of an instructor, please be sure to add your instructor as an Alternative Host so that they can start the meeting when ready. You can add them by typing their name and selecting them from the drop-down list, or by entering their full UNI email (ie. [email protected]).
Blue button to schedule a new Zoom class session/meeting.
Setting parameters for a Zoom class session.

Starting or joining a class

  1. Navigate to the Zoom Class Sessions page, per the above instructions.
  2. Locate the class you wish to start from the list under Upcoming Meetings.
  3. When ready, click the Start button to the right of the scheduled class. Zoom will automatically launch and start the class session. 
    1. Note: you may be prompted to re-enter your UNI credentials by the Zoom app.
  4. Students may join your class by performing the above steps and clicking the Join button that appears to the right of the class meeting.
Starting a Zoom class session.

Retrieving a Zoom class recording

  1. Navigate to your course in Courseworks and click on Zoom Class Sessions in the left navigation menu.
  2. Click the Cloud Recordings tab near the top of the page.
  3. Locate the recording from among the list and click on its title to begin playback. You students will be able to retrieve the recording in the same manner.
Retrieving a Zoom cloud recording.


Zoom Class Sessions Error Message

If you receive an error when clicking the Zoom Class Sessions menu item, you will need to update your primary email in Courseworks. Your primary Courseworks email must be set to the [email protected] email address in order for the Zoom Class Sessions feature to work. 

  1. In Courseworks, click the Account icon on the upper left of the navigation bar.
  2. Click Settings in the secondary navigation bar, on the left.
  3. Ensure that your UNI email address appears under Ways to Contact, on the right side of the page. If not, click on + Email Address to add it.
  4. Click the star to the right of the UNI email address to set it as the primary email address.
  5. Navigate back to your course and click the Zoom Class Sessions menu item.
  6. If you are still receiving an error message, please contact Helpdesk.
Setting primary email in Courseworks.