Virtual Classrooms

Enable remote learning and encourage student participation in a fully online environment.

Getting Started with Zoom

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. In addition, it offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across multiple platforms.

Video sessions in Zoom are similar to sessions conducted in a traditional classroom, where small groups of students meet separately to brainstorm and collaborate. You can set up video sessions in your Zoom meeting room to engage in real-time, private, and group discussions.

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Download Zoom App

1. Go to the Victoria University Zoom Portal ( ),
then select Download Client.

zoom download client

2. Under Zoom Desktop Client, select Download.

3. Once downloaded the file to your device, follow the installation steps.
Having trouble? Contact the IT Service Desk team.


Log in to Zoom App

1. From your Desktop, open or launch the Zoom App.

2. To sign in, select the SSO button.

zoom sign in using SSO

3. Enter victoriauniversity (with no space) in the text box and select Continue.
Ensure the search bar ends with

zoom enter vu domain then continue

4. Then log in using your Staff credentials (e.g.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Set up your Profile Picture

From Desktop App

1. Launch the desktop Zoom app.

2. Click the Settings (1) icon.

3. From the side menu, select Profile (2).

4. Click the profile image to locate and select a profile image.

5. If required, crop your image, then select Save.

update profile image in desktop app


From VU Zoom Portal

1. Log in to the VU Zoom Web Portal.

2. From the side menu, select Profile, then click on the profile picture to add or update a profile picture.

update your profile picture

3. Upload an appropriate picture, adjust the crop area and select Save

crop image then select save


Change Virtual Background

You can change or add a virtual background directly from your meeting or Zoom Desktop App, see the video instructions below:



Access Zoom Classroom from VU Collaborate

How to schedule your Virtual Classroom Sessions

1. Navigate to your unit space.

2. Select Communication on the navbar.
Then select Zoom Classroom from the drop-down.

access zoom classroom from communication

Read through Schedule a new class on Zoom to learn how to create Zoom sessions on VU Collaborate.


Optional - Set Schedule Privileges

Set schedule privileges to allow other VU staff members to schedule meetings on your behalf.


1. Log in to the VU Zoom Web Portal.

2. In the left-hand side menu, select Settings (1).

3. Under Meetings, select Other (2).

4. Scroll down to Schedule Privilege, then select Edit (3).

zoom schedule settings

 5. Enter a VU email address (1), then select Save (2).

enter user details



Removing Schedule Privileges

To remove schedule privileges that you assign to other users or those you have been assigned to, click on x. This will automatically remove the users you no longer want privileges assigned to or remove yourself from others' profiles.

cross schedule


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service for technical support.


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