Zoom for meeting participants

To participate in a zoom meeting no zoom license and no JKU account is required.

You will receive a link and a meeting password (via Moodle or e-mail) from the meeting host (e.g. course instructor).

Using this link and the meeting password allows you to join the meeting. The meeting host can specify whether a password is required or during creation of the meeting.

If you have activated the camera and microphone, you will be heard and seen by all participants in the meeting (videoconference).

JKU reserves the right to publish video conferences conducted using the cloud-based video communication service "ZOOM" if necessary. If you, as a participant in the video conference, do not want your image material to be published, you can hide your image at any time in the "ZOOM" application by clicking the "Stop Video" button.

If a meeting is being recorded, you will see this in the top left.

Different ways to join a Zoom meeting:

 Smartphone
  1. Download and install the mobile app from Zoom from Google Play Store, App Store or similar. You do not need any account credentials. The app is ready to use right after installation.
  2. Join the Meeting via a link or using the Meeting-ID.
    1. Using a link
      1. Simply click on the link to the meeting that you received by email or see in Moodle. This is the easiest way to join the meeting .
      2. After clicking on the link you will be asked to enter a name. This name will be visible to all meeting participants. Please use your first and last name.

        input window for your name

    2. Meeting-ID
      1. Start the app and click on the button "Join a meeting".
      2. Enter the Meeting ID .
        join a meeting

      3. After clicking on "Join Meeting"you will be asked to enter a name.
        This name will be visible to all meeting participants. Please use your first and last name.

  3. You can now join the meeting.
  4. The app requires permissions to use the microphone and camera. Grant the app the necessary permissions to use all Zoom features.
  5. Accept the privacy policy.
  6. On joining the meeting you may need to enter the meeting password that has been provided to you by the meeting organizer (e.g. course instructor).
  7. If you do not wish to speak, please mute your microphone to avoid disturbing the meeting.
 Zoom-Client
 Installing the Zoom client

Open the following link: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Choose the Zoom client for meetings and then download and install it.

Zoom-Client Download

Zoom for Linux

For SSO Shibboleth to work, you may have to install the package qt5-webengine .

  1. Once you have installed the app, click on the link to the meeting that you received by email or see in Moodle. You may be asked which application to launch. Select "Zoom" and click on "Open Link".

    Open link

  2. If the meeting host has not yet entered the meeting room you will see the following message:

    Message please wait



  3. Meanwhile you can check whether your microphone and camera are working.

    Audio settings

  4. If the meeting host has already started the meeting, you will be asked to enter your name.
    Please enter your first and last name. Please note that this name is visible to all meeting participants.

    input window for your name


  5. Please accept the terms of service.

    Request for acceptance of the general terms of service


  6. Select "Join with computer audio" to enter the meeting.
    Audio selection

  7. If you do not wish to speak, please mute your microphone to avoid disturbing the meeting.

menu bar in the meeting

 Webbrowser
  1. Simply click on the link to the meeting that you received by email or see in Moodle. This is the easiest way to join the meeting .
  2. To avoid having to install the zoom client, click on "join from your browser".
    Selection window for Zoom app or browser

  3. Please accept the terms of service.
    Request for acceptance of the general terms of service

  4. Depending on the meeting host's settings, you may have to enter a meeting password. It is always necessary to provide a user name. Please enter your first and last name. Please note that this name is visible to all meeting participants.
    Entry window for joining a meeting

  5. If you do not wish to speak, please mute your microphone to avoid disturbing the meeting.

    menu bar in the meeting


In some cases permission you need to grant Zoom permission to use your microphone and camera.

Browser prompt for audio or camera





If you are using Chrome and there is no pop-up, please refer to the following instructions to activate the microphone: https://jku.zoom.us/wc/support/mic

How do I change my profile picture on zoom?

 1a. Login to jku.zoom.us
  1. Open  jku.zoom.us and select "Sign in".
    Sign in is selected.

  2. Afterwards log in to the Shibboleth with your JKU Account.
 1b. Login in the Zoom-Client
  1. Open the Zoom-Client and log in as usual via SSO.
  2. Click on your initials at the top right (1) and then further down on "Change My Picture" (2).


  3. Afterwards your web browser will open where you have to login to the Shibboleth with your JKU Account.
 2. Change profile picture
  1. Go to "Profile" (1) on the left under "Personal". Then click on "Change" or the picture (2) in the new view on the top left of your name. 
    Profile picture is changed.

  2. Click on "Upload" in the new window and then select a new profile picture.
    Upload is pressed.

  3. In the next step, select a region of the previously uploaded image. On the right you can see how your new profile picture will look like. Click on "Save" when you are finished.
    Image completely cropped and saved.

  4. You will then see your new profile picture in the overview.
    View new profile picture.