Creating a Zoom Meeting in a Browser

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Zoom, Zoom for Faculty, Zoom for Students
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 17, 2020

You can Schedule a Zoom Meeting or Meet Now from a browser. 

  1. In a browser, go to Zoom at
  2. Click Sign in and sign in with your NetID and NetID Password*
  3. To Schedule a New Meeting for the future, click Schedule a Meeting near the top right
  4. To Meet now, near the top right click Host a Meeting, and select from the options (With Video Off, With Video On, Screen Share Only)
  5. When you start a meeting,
    1. If you have Zoom on your device, it will prompt you to open it.
    2. If you don't but have access to download Zoom, it will automatically download. Follow the prompts to download it, and then refresh your screen to start the meeting.
    3. If you don't have Zoom on your device and can't/don't want to download it, you can also use Zoom directly in your browser in the web client (works best in Chrome).

Learn more about Getting Started with Zoom

*If you don't know your NetID or NetID password, find them online now New! 
(In the new Stony Brook Password Reset tool, start by updating your profile, and then you will see your NetID and/or be able to reset your password)


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