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Integrate Zoom into your course workspace

 You You can use Zoom for:

  • online lectures with students                                                  
  • open exercise sessions
  • one-to-one student guidance (eg. thesis guidance)
  • open reception hours


Before adding Zoom session activity to your course, please make sure that you have took Zoom into use and signed in with your Aalto credentials. Take a look at these steps:


Turn editing on → Add an activity or resource → in the activities list, select "Zoom - meeting" and press Add button.

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Schedule either one-time or recurring session in the next page. 

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Session Configurations



Title of your session that will be shown to students


Description of your session

Display description on course page

If enabled, the description above will be displayed on the course page just below the link to the activity or resource.


Set the Month, Date, Year, Hour and Minute of your session

Duration (Minutes)

How long your session will last


Create a session with no end date (i.e., the meeting "room" is always open/available. Recurring sessions do not show up in the calendar.


This option is only available to pre-authorized Zoom accounts.


Setting a password for your session will require users to enter the password before joining

Host Video

Choose whether host's video should be on or off when entering the session

Participants Video

Choose whether a student's video should be on or off when entering the session

Audio Options

Choose whether students can join the session by phone, over the computer or use both options.

Enable join before host

Join before host allows students to join the session before the host joins, or when the host cannot attend the session.

Alternative Hosts

The alternative host option allows you to schedule sessions and designate another user on the same account to start it if you are unable to. This user will receive an email notifying them that they've been added as an alternative host, with a link to start the session.