Scheduling a Zoom Class Meeting in Blackboard

Guidance for best practices in creating and scheduling Class meetings for your Blackboard class.

The best way to reduce issues when joining a Zoom meeting for a remote class is to schedule the Zoom meeting inside Blackboard. Faculty and students will be recognized as authorized PCCC participants when they connect to Zoom from inside their Blackboard course. As a bonus IT support will be better able to address technical issues, if they arise.


  1. Login to Blackboard and go to your course.

  2. Click on the “Join Live Webinar” item in the course menu on the left.

  3. Click “Schedule a New Meeting”.

  4. It’s recommended that you add the days and times that the class meets to the meeting title in the Topic. For example College Success 21Fall Tues & Thurs at 10:10am.

  5. Check the “Recurring Meeting” option in the Time Zone section. And change Daily Recurrence to “No Fixed Time”. By choosing “No Fixed Time” only one meeting will appear for the entire semester. And the Zoom meeting room will be available for meetings with students in your class anytime you start the meeting.

  6. Select other options as desired and “Save” the meeting.

  7. Email the sample directions below to your class.

Sample Directions to Email to Students

Our class will meet on Zoom.  The easiest and best way to join our class is through Blackboard.

  1. Login to the PCCC portal.

  2. Open Blackboard.

  3. Select our course from My Courses.

  4. Select Join Live Webinar from the course menu on the left.

  5. Click the Join button for the Zoom meeting.

Joining in this manner will identify you as a PCCC student.  Wait until I let everyone in from the waiting room. 

If you need technical assistance with Zoom please refer to Getting started with Zoom

Zoom Class Meetings

Watch the video tutorial in the Faculty Resource Center to learn step by step “How to add Join Live Webinar (Zoom Meeting) to a Blackboard Course”.