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Joining a Zoom meeting from the app

This guide explains how to join a Zoom meeting from the Zoom app using your UCL Zoom account.

This guide is aimed at

  • Staff
  • Students

Tip: Many meetings at UCL need you to have set up your UCL Zoom account first. To do this, simply sign into UCL Zoom via the browser, see Setting up a new Zoom account

Staff and students can host meetings of up to 300 people by default, with the UCL Zoom account.


  1. Open the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device
  2. If you are not signed in, at the sign in screen select sign in. 

  3. On the following screen do not use the email sign in, click on the SSO option.

    Screenshot showing highlighted SSO link
  4. Enter ucl in the company domain field and select continue.

    SSO sign in pane
  5. If you see a sign in prompt, enter your UCL username  in the format of userid@ucl.ac.uk (eg ucyxxxx@ucl.ac.uk) and then your password (the one you use for your email) and click Sign in.
  6. You will then see the following screen. Click on Open Zoom Meetings.
    Screenshot of Zoom app sign in launcher
  7. You will be logged in to Zoom.
  8. In the home screen click on the Join button.
  9. Enter the meeting ID for your meeting and click on join. The meeting ID should have been sent to you by the meeting organiser.
  10. If there has been a passcode set for the meeting, you will be prompted to enter it. Once you have input the passcode, click on join.

Having trouble signing in?

See our Troubleshooting page

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