Zoom is a very popular teleconferencing option, especially for online education. In LearnWorlds, live Zoom sessions are part of your course's activities. You will find How to Create a Zoom Learning activity in this article.
There are two types of learning activities:
Zoom Meetings, where the instructors or the school admin can schedule a Zoom meeting
Zoom Webinars, where the instructors or the school admin can schedule a Zoom webinar.
Users enrolled in courses with Zoom meetings/webinar learning activities can join your meeting through the LearnWorlds platform, with no need to download and install the Zoom client; everything happens within the course player.
How to Connect your Zoom Account
In the Pro Trainer plan, you can connect to one Zoom Account, and in the Learning Center plan and above, you can connect to multiple Zoom accounts:
1. Go to Settings → Integrations → Live Sessions and click on Activate to enable the Zoom integration.
2. Choose whether you wish to Enable Instructors to connect their own Zoom accounts (available in our Learning Center plans or higher).
3. Click on Add account.
4. This will take you to the Zoom Sign-in form to log in with your credentials.
5. When you sign in with your Zoom account details, you will be asked to Authorize the “LearnWorlds Meetings” application.
You are ready to start creating Zoom Meetings and Webinars within your LearnWorlds courses and share them with your students.
Note: If you are using a company Zoom account and you have the credentials of a simple user, then you will need the LearnWorlds App to be pre-approved by your company’s Zoom admin in the Zoom Marketplace (i.e., you need the approval of your team’s Zoom admin to install the LearnWorlds Zoom App).
Once your Zoom account is connected with your online school, you can associate it with one instructor (Pro Trainer plan or higher) or more of your school's instructors (Learning Center plan or higher).
How to Connect Multiple Zoom Accounts
In the Learning Center or higher plans, we also provide the option to connect multiple Ζoom accounts. Follow the previous steps and connect additional Zoom accounts.
How to Assign Instructors to Zoom Accounts
An instructor can also connect a Zoom account and create Zoom meetings/webinars via the instructor dashboard (available on Learning Center plans or higher) if the admin has enabled the “Instructor accounts” field on the Live session page.
Instructors can click on Live Sessions in their Dashboard to connect to their Zoom account.
Note: Admins cannot set up a new class using an instructor account meanwhile it’s in use.
How to Uninstall the Zoom App
If you want to disconnect your Zoom account from LearnWorlds, you will need to login into your Zoom account first and click on Disconnect.
Note: When the uninstall process is completed, the Zoom accounts will be deactivated on your “Live session” page, and relevant learning activities will get unassigned.
There are some known limitations related to web integration of the Ζoom SDK:
Zoom polls are not supported.
Zoom web components currently fully support Chrome or Chromium-based browsers.
Administrators (Zoom Hosts) will not be able to promote a student to a panelist if he/she has joined the webinar from within the web browser.
Gallery view is not available (it is not supported by Zoom's web control).
Buttons' functionalities, like the one that expands to full screen, depend entirely on Zoom.
Admins are not able to start a Zoom meeting via their mobile devices.
Any user facing these problems can bypass them by enabling the “Join URL” setting on the related learning activity, so the participants can join the meeting via the native Zoom desktop or mobile client.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is it possible to create multiple Live Sessions?
Yes, and we encourage you to do that; that’s why we have created the “Live Sessions” page. There you can review and manage your multiple Live Sessions. Be careful not to schedule Zoom meetings/Webinars simultaneously with the same account. If you need to schedule meetings simultaneously, you can use multiple Zoom accounts (available with the Learning Center plans or higher).
2. What can I do if the web-based Zoom client isn’t working for all of my students?
You can always turn on the “Join URL” option and propose to your troubled students to connect through the Zoom native client.
3. Can I connect different Zoom accounts for different course instructors?
Multiple Zoom accounts are available in our Learning Center plans or higher.
4. Can I have Zoom Breakout rooms?
Breakout rooms are supported in our Zoom integration, with the limits imposed by Zoom.