Zoom Meetings

How Students Join Zoom Meetings (Through Their Schoology Course)

Step 1 - Sign in to Chrome/Google with your fcpsschools.net account (if you are not already signed in)

google sign in window with Next circled in red

Step 2 - Go to Schoology (https://lms.fcps.edu) and sign in with student username and password

schoology sign in window with boxes for username and password

Step 3 - Click Course (on blue bar) select course where you would like to access a Zoom meeting. (Usually homeroom)

schoology blue bar with courses circled in red

Step 4 - In the left navigation bar of the course, click Zoom

List of words with ZOOM circled in red

Step 5 - Click Join

Zoom list of upcoming meeting and join button circled in red

Possible Step 6 (not routine) If you see a message at this point that says "This type of file can harm your computer..." Click Keep.  Click on exe file that downloads.

Step 7 - If it doesn't take you directly, Click Launch Meeting

Step 8 - If a box opens and asks,  Click Open Zoom Meeting

NOTE: If you are using a student laptop at home for the first time, you will need to connect your home wifi.


How Parent/Guardian(s) Join Zoom Meetings  

If you have been invited by your child’s school to participate in a Zoom meeting, please be sure to follow the instructions below


Step 1 - Your child’s school will have shared with you a link to join a Zoom meeting via email.

If you for any reason have questions regarding the meeting, please contact the scheduled Host as their email address will appear within the invitation.

If everything is correct click JOIN MEETING (blue button)

opening screen of zoom


Step 2 - Launch the application by selecting “Open Zoom Meetings”.

If Zoom is not installed on your device, it can be downloaded at the link below or from your Device’s App store: https://zoom.us/download

Open Zoom Meeting text


Step 3 - Once in the meeting, you may be prompted to share how you would like to use audio, if on a:

  • Desktop please select Join with Computer Audio

Mobile Device please select Wifi/Cellular Data

Join Audio icon with headphones with green arrow


For more Help and Resources:

Parent Zoom Technology Tips on the FCPS website

Try http://zoom.us/test to test your microphone and camera and get familiar with the interface.

More resources to assist you can be found at https://support.zoom.us/.

zoom screen with each icon identified by use