Zoom Account Setup

Barry provides Zoom to all students, faculty and staff.  Similar to Webex, Zoom offers voice and video conferencing, and can be used for meetings, webinars and virtual visits (such as office hours or meeting with students).  Sharing of applications and the desktop, as well as recording of meetings is available. 

Below will show you how to create and test your Zoom account. Check out Zoom’s Help Center for quick start guides, video tutorials and more.   


  • Zoom System Requirements. 
  • If you need to use keyboard shortcuts, they are available.
  • If you can’t use the desktop version or just prefer the app experience, there is a Zoom mobile app available.
  • If you are using a Chromebook, please refer to Getting Started on Chrome OS. Cloud recording may not be available on a device using the Chrome OS. While you can still host a Zoom session on this device, you may have to set another user as a co-host or allow others to record. 
  • If you are unable to install Zoom on any device, you may join a meeting via a web browser. The Zoom web client offers limited functionality. Use the Chrome web browser for the best functionality. 
  • You will not be able to join Breakout Rooms from a Chromebook or the web client. You will be able to join but not manage from the mobile app.


 Creating a Zoom Account

You will need to create an account if you plan to host a meeting. If you already have an existing free Zoom account associated with your Barry email address, you will be able to switch your account with our campus license. If you only need to participate in a meeting, you do not need to create an account.

Sign up for your Barry account

  1. Visit https://barry-edu.zoom.us and click on sign in (third option at the bottom).


  1. After being redirected to the University’s Single Sign On (SSO) page, sign in with your Barry credentials.


  1. You’ll be directed to your Zoom Profile page.  From here, you can schedule meetings, see previous recordings, and adjust settings, among other things.
    1. Please note, you may need to verify your email address and if so, Zoom will send a verification link.


  1. You can use the top navigation options to Schedule a Meeting, Join a

Meeting, or Host a Meeting. You’ll also be able to schedule Meetings or Webinars, access Recordings, adjust Settings, and/or view usage Reports by clicking on the left-hand navigation items. Links are also available for accessing Live Training and Video Tutorials from Zoom, as well as their Knowledge Base.


Signing in to the Zoom Desktop or Mobile App

  1. If you are logging in via the desktop or mobile app, you’ll use the SSO (single sign on) option. 


  1. Type barry-edu when prompted for the domain.

  1. Then, you’ll use your BarryNet credentials to sign in if prompted. Then you should be able to launch Zoom.


Test your Zoom meeting features

  1. If not already installed, you can download and run the Zoom client application. Once downloaded, run the ZoomInstaller.exe (application) file.
  2. The Zoom client will Launch.  Click on  to start a meeting.   
  3. Once you’re in your Zoom meeting room, you’ll be prompted to Choose ONE of the audio conference options: Phone call or Computer Audio. Select Computer Audio (default) and then click the Join with Computer Audio button. (You may select the Test speaker and microphone option if you’ve never used Zoom on your computer before and wish to double-check everything is working properly.)

  1. Take some time to experiment with the Audio, Video, Invite, Manage Participants, Share, Chat, Record, and Reactions options in Zoom. Once you’ve finished exploring the user interface, you may end the meeting.
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