Below you will find directions on how to create a Zoom link so that instruction can take place remotely. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Creating a Zoom Link

  1. It is a good idea to start with a fresh Zoom link. This way, you can guarantee the link will work, and hasn’t been modified or has expired. To do this, you can go to You can also access Zoom through Clever by first going to Clever, navigating to the ‘District Page’, and clicking on the Zoom icon.
  1. Once at, click ‘Sign In’ at the top right.
  1. On the ‘Sign In’ page, click the ‘SSO’ button displayed below.
  1. Enter the company domain ‘saratogaschools-org’. Note that a ‘-’ is used instead of a ‘.’ in this area. Once entered, click ‘Continue’.
  1. This method uses your Office 365 account to sign into Zoom. If successful, you will be brought to the screen below.
  2. To create your meeting, first click on ‘Meetings’ on the left hand side, then click ‘+ Schedule a Meeting’ at the top right of the screen.
  1. You will be brought to the edit meeting interface, that by default sets the meeting to a 1 hour block of time. For this purpose, it is best to make the following changes to your meeting.
  1. Turn on the checkbox next to ‘Recurring meeting’.
  2. In the dropdown menu that appears next to ‘Recurrence’, change from ‘Daily’ to ‘No fixed time’.
  1. Uncheck ‘Require authentication to join’.
  1. Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and clicked ‘Save’.
  1. You will be brought back to your meeting info page, where you can find the Zoom link for this meeting. Students need access to this link to join the meeting. Please place this link on the top of your course home page in Canvas as either a link or a button.

Starting a Zoom Meeting

  1. The best way to start a Zoom meeting is by opening the Zoom application that is installed on your district computer. You can access the Zoom application by going into the start menu, typing ‘zoom’ in the search field, and opening the Zoom application.
  1. A Zoom window will appear at the center of the screen. Zoom will not be signed into your district account by default. To sign in, click ‘Sign In’.
  1. Click the ‘SSO’ button.
  1. Enter the company domain ‘saratogaschools-org’. Note that a ‘-’ is used instead of a ‘.’ in this area. Once entered, click ‘Continue’.
  1. A browser window will launch, which will authenticate with your ‘Office 365’ account. To skip seeing a dialog box in the future, check the box next to ‘Always allow…’, then click ‘Open’.
  1. You will be brought back to the Zoom application, which should be fully signed in.
  2. To access the meeting you created, click ‘Meetings’ at the top of the screen.
  1. You will see a list of all the meetings created with your account. Click on the one you wish to use for your meeting.
  1. Click ‘Start’ to launch your meeting.