WPS Video Conferencing -  Zoom

Video conferencing is an essential technology that enhances distance learning, team collaboration and remote work. Our primary video conferencing options include Zoom and Google Hangouts Meet, view the comparison table below to see which option is best for you and practice good video conferencing etiquette.

Key Features

  • Collaborate with anyone, anywhere via computer or smartphone.

  • Online classes, webinars, lectures. Host live web broadcasts to students or participants and record to the cloud or computer. WPS Zoom Pro provides meetings of unlimited time duration for up to 300 participants.

  • Office hours, study groups, meetings, collaboration: Share screens, give Google Slide presentations or have real-time video conversations for office hours, study groups or collaboration.

  • Mobile Zoom: Use the Zoom app for iPhone, iPad, or Android for chat and video conference on the go.

  • Phone conference line: Use the phone conference line — included with your Zoom account

  • FERPA/HIPAA: Zoom is aligned with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and  (HIPAA)

  • Staff should use the video conferencing solution that works best for them, including Zoom Pro or Hangouts Meet to conduct remote work.

I want to...

Zoom Pro

Hangouts Meet

Online meeting with audio, video, and chat

Up to 300 people

Up to 250 people

Up to 100 people standard - July 1, 2020

Dial-in phone # 

Toll dial-in number included.

Dial-in number and dial-out capability.

Additional key features

  • Unlimited meeting time f

  • Breakout rooms 

  • Built in chat

  • Record meetings

  • Virtual Backgrounds

  • Personal Room Link

  • Advanced Controls 

  • FERPA/HIPAA Controls

Zoom Guides - Updated 03.24.2020

PC Users:

You must have the Zoom client installed on your PC to host a meeting. 

You must come onsite to the Wayzata Schools network to have the Zoom client installed prior to use. You can do this as part of self service, if you need technical assistance you will have to make an appointment. Please call 763-745-5100.

PC Zoom Install Instructions

Login via SSO Direction Link

MAC Users:

Install Zoom from Self Service 

Login via SSO - Direction Link


Install via Self Service / App Store 

Login via SSO

Staff Login


Ensure your meetings are set to not require authentication to allow external users, students, parents / guardians to join.     

  • Students cannot host or co-host a zoom meeting with WPS login or credentials.


Zoom in Canvas (Canvas Version)

Zoom in Canvas (Sam’s Version)

Installing Zoom LTI Pro in Course Navigation


Zoom 101 : In Meeting Controls (Basic)

Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom

Tips and Tricks for Teachers Educating on Zoom

Joining a Meeting

What do Students need to join a Zoom meeting?

How do I Start or Join a Scheduled Meeting as the Host?

How Do I Invite Others To Join a Meeting?

How Do I Schedule Meetings?

How Do I Share My Screen?

Managing Breakout Rooms

Recording and Sharing

Local Recording

Sharing Zoom Recording: Google Drive + bCourses

How do I attach a file to an announcement in a course?

Zoom Help

Zoom Help Center

Zoom Video Tutorials

Technology Support

Quick Home Fixes

  • Move your laptop closer to your wireless access point or router.

  • Plug your computer directly into your router via a wired Ethernet jack, instead of relying on the WiFi in your home (newer Macs will need a dongle to use the jack). This prevents WiFi dropouts and speed issues.

  • To hold a Zoom video conference, you’ll need up to 3 Mbps of download 3 Mbps of upload. See the Zoom bandwidth requirements.

  • Limit other non-essential activities while you are working (such as Netflix streaming or gaming).

  • To prevent or address issues with Zoom:

    • Before a Zoom meeting, test your audio or video connection on the Zoom test site at zoom.us/test

    • If you are connecting from a laptop, plug the laptop into wall power. Battery use can adversely affect video quality.

    • Connect your Zoom audio via your cell phone or landline if bandwidth is an issue.

    • Turn off your Zoom video, using just audio, if you are experiencing quality issues during a video conference.