All faculty and non-temporary staff of the university are assigned a professional Zoom license. Meetings will support up to 300 active participants and include options for breakout sessions, chat, and more.

Current students are assigned basic Zoom accounts. Students may also use Google Meet:

We recommend installing the Zoom Client for Meetings available in Zoom's Download Center. Click Download then install the desktop client following the steps.

Using Zoom application

  1. Launch Zoom
  2. Select the option to Sign In with SSO.
    log in to Zoom using SSO
  3. Enter pugetsound-edu in the "Company Domain" field then click Continue.
  4. You will be taken to the university login page. Log in using your Puget Sound username and university password.

    • Note: if you are already signed in to, you will automatically be signed in Zoom at this point. You are ready to use Zoom!
  5. Click Launch Zoom to open the Zoom application.

Using your browser

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on the Zoom application tile.

If you had previously set up a personally-owned Zoom account using your email address, please follow these steps to convert your personal Zoom account into a university Zoom account. University-related business should not be conducted using a personal Zoom account.

  1. In a browser, go to
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. You will be redirected to the university login page. Enter your Puget Sound credentials and click Sign In.
  4. Click Confirm your email address.
    Confirm your email address in Zoom
  5. Click I Acknowledge and Switch.
    Accept invitation to join Zoom account
  6. You will receive a message to your Puget Sound email from Within 24 hours, open the email and click Switch to the new account to complete the process.
    Email to switch to new account
  7. You should then receive a message that the change was successful. You will now be able to log in with SSO (single sign-on) to the Zoom app using your Puget Sound credentials.
    Zoom account successfully switched

If you would like the ability to schedule meetings using Zoom directly from Google Calendar, you will need to install the Zoom for Google Workspace add-on. Once the add-on is installed, create a new event then click the dropdown next to "Add Google Meet video conferencing" and click Zoom Meeting. Zoom Meeting info will then be added to the event.

add zoom meeting in google calendar

It is strongly recommended to use a quality headset for an optimal meeting experience. The computer microphone may tend to pick up ambient noise in the environment and can degrade audio quality.

Zoom recommends the following headsets (see link, "Headsets"), which are available from most major technology and online retailers.

Supported USB HID devices for the Zoom Desktop Client

Due to prohibitive cost, Zoom cloud-based recording is disabled. Instead, save the file locally then upload to Google Drive. Google’s cloud is extremely robust and Google Drive’s cloud-based storage is available to all university staff and faculty.

To save and make your Zoom recordings available:

  1. Click the Record button during the part of the meeting you wish to record.
  2. When the meeting concludes, the recording is saved inside of the Zoom folder of the Mac or Windows Documents directory.
  3. Upload the file to your Google Drive. Numerous sharing options exist within Google Drive to suit your needs.

To learn more about saving Zoom recordings: 
Zoom: Recordings

To learn more about Google Drive and sharing:
Share files from Google Drive

You can participate in multiple Zoom meetings at the same time while using the Zoom desktop client. To join an additional meeting, enter the join meeting URL in your browser. Note: you cannot host more than one meeting at once.

Technology Services will not be able to integrate any non-standard applications at this time.

Please do not purchase your own copy of Zoom for university-related work. Using a personal, or department-purchased copy of Zoom may be in violation of regulations like FERPA and HIPAA. Please use only your account for all university-related Zoom interactions.