Enterprise video conferencing with real-time
messaging and content sharing


About Zoom for FAAD Students

FAAD (Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design) is providing the option of using Zoom for online learning to its Faculty.

Students will not be required to create a Zoom account to attend classes in a Zoom meeting. You should always use your name as it is registered with Sheridan and your Sheridan email address.

If you choose to create a Zoom account, create it with your Sheridan email address username@sheridancollege.ca. A paid account is NOT required, a Basic Zoom account is more than enough. It is also recommended that you use your Sheridan OneCard picture as your profile picture for your Zoom account.

Instructors hosting Zoom meetings may choose not to accept you into a Zoom meeting, if you are joining with an email address other than your Sheridan email address.


Setting up your Zoom account

When attending Zoom sessions for courses in your program, it is suggested that you use a Zoom account associated with your Sheridan email address. Please note that you do not require any more than a "basic" Zoom account.


Download and Installation

To install Zoom client software,

    1. Please visit this link: click here
    2. Download and Install the desired version (Mac / iOS)


Helpful Links

Some informative resources to assist in your usage of Zoom

Zoom: How-To Videos (on Zoom.us)
Zoom: How-To Videos (on YouTube) 


Best Practices 

Here are some tips to have the best experience possible.

  • Make sure you are somewhere with a reliable Internet connection.

  • Test your Internet connection with http://fast.com or http://speedtest.net you

    should have a minimum of 2 Mbps.

  • If your wifi is unstable consider a wired connection.

  • Install the Zoom app on your device.

  • Headphones will prevent feedback and echos.

  • Good lighting with the light in front of you, not from behind you.


Zoom Etiquette

Please take the following items into consideration to be respectful to everyone in a Zoom meeting.

• Make sure your background is tasteful and not distracting.
• Be dressed in a way that would be acceptable for a classroom.
• Mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
• Have your camera turned on unless requested otherwise.
• Look at your camera when you talk, rather than the person on the screen.



If you have any issue with any of the requirements or instructions,
please contact us directly by emailing mactech@sheridancollege.ca