The University of Iowa

Zoom Meetings in ICON

The Zoom Pro integration allows instructors to schedule and host Zoom meetings from the navigation menu of their course.  Starting a Zoom meeting from within your ICON course site will allow your students to see upcoming and previously scheduled meetings. The ICON integration will also send notifications to your students of meetings you have created and place these meetings in your ICON Course Calendars.

If you want to start a Zoom meeting to create a recording without inviting your students to the session, start from the Zoom website instead.

Enable Zoom in navigation from the course settings menu. 

  1. Click on Settings in the left navigational menu.
  2. Go to the Navigation tab at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll to find Zoom and select to enable.
  4. Click Save and refresh the page.
  5. Click Zoom in the left navigational menu to view or begin scheduling a meeting.

Menu options of Zoom integration in ICON

Scheduling a meeting

When scheduling a meeting, there are meeting options you should enable, such as setting a meeting password, muting participants upon entry, and enabling the meeting waiting room. 

Settings for a Zoom Meeting

If you would like anyone else to be able to start and control various aspects of the meeting, such as managing the participants, be sure to add their emails to the Alternative Hosts field. This user will receive an email notifying them that they've been added as an alternative host, with a link to start the meeting.

After setting any meeting options and alternative hosts for your session, click Save.

After your meeting has been saved, you can create polls to run during your meeting by importing a csv of the questions and answer options you would like to present.

Edit Zoom Meeting, Add Polls

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms for this meeting can not be set up in advance through the ICON integration. Breakout rooms can be set up in advance from the Zoom web portal.

How to preassign breakout rooms in the Zoom page

Enable this setting in the Advanced Meeting Settings in your Zoom Profile.

Zoom Profile Settings to allow breakout rooms in meetings