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Many schools rely on Chromebooks as part of regular classroom instruction but especially more so now to continue remote learning. Zoom makes it easy for students to use our video solution on a Chromebook.
We’ve compiled step-by-step instructions for how to best download, join, and use Zoom on a Chromebook. For the best functionality, we recommend using the Zoom Chrome Store app over the web browser, and these steps reflect that workflow and features.
To start using Zoom on your Chromebook:
2. Go to the app launcher and click on Zoom.
3. Sign in using your school-issued Zoom credentials.
4. Join a test meeting to ensure your camera and mic are connected and that your internet connection is stable.
Once you’re connected, you’ll be able to immediately begin participating in your Zoom online classes.
You can also access our Zoom for Chrome OS support page for additional help downloading, joining, and starting a Zoom Meeting.
Zoom for Chromebook offers much of the same great Zoom functionality as Windows or Mac desktop. You can:
There are also some settings in place to ensure the best experience for using Chromebooks in a classroom setting.
Teachers hosting a Zoom class on the Chromebook app won’t see the Whiteboard option when sharing their screen, nor will they have the Annotate option. Additionally, when sharing the entire screen, your camera is turned off by default, but you can toggle this setting in the meeting controls.
Students and other participants also don’t have the Annotate option on shared screens.
A few other tips for anyone using Zoom’s Chromebook app:
For additional Chromebook support, access the Chromebook Help Center.
To learn more about using for remote learning and digital education during this time, visit our Educating Over Zoom resource page. Or check out some education-specific blog posts for more tips on using Zoom:
You can also contact a Zoom product specialist to learn about the additional benefits of a Zoom for Education plan.