Learn the basics of using Zoom as a Macquarie student

Zoom is the online communication tool you'll be using to engage in your online tutorials at Macquarie University.


Zoom facilitates real-time online communication and collaboration by providing:

  • video and voice communication
  • text chat
  • interactive whiteboard
  • screen sharing
  • annotation

Zoom basics

Find out how to use Zoom's basic features below:

Accessing Zoom

As students at Macquarie, you will be able to participate in a Zoom meeting or schedule and host your own Zoom meeting by signing into Zoom using your Macquarie Student OneID. If you try to access a Macquarie hosted Zoom meeting with an account other than your Macquarie account, you will not be able to join the meeting.

You will be prompted to download the Zoom software, which will only take a minute. To sign in to your zoom desktop app, click the "Sign in with SSO" option and sign in with your OneID credentials after entering "macquarie" as the company domain. You will have access to a licensed Zoom account where you can hold online meetings with up to 300 participants with no time limitation.

By logging onto Zoom, you agree to comply with the Macquarie University Acceptable Use Policy.

Visit the Zoom Support page for more information on using Zoom.

Contact us

If you would like more information or further assistance, contact the IT Service Desk.