Set up Free Zoom Account

This document contains information on how to set up a free Zoom account. Please note a free account has a meeting time limit and attendees cannot phone-in to access a meeting.

1. Go to  and select the Sign Up, It’s Free option.


2. Enter your Western email address and click Sign Up.
Setup Free Account
3.  Zoom will send you and email. You will need to click the Activate Account button to finish setting up your free Zoom account.
Activate Free Account
4.  When you activate your account, you will need to enter your name and create a password.
Create Password

5.  After you setup your password, you will be asked to invite a colleague to join Zoom. Select Skip This Step.
Skip Invite to Others

6. After you finish setting up your account, you have the option to start a test meeting or go to your account information. 
a. The Go to My Account option takes you to a page with information about your account.
b. The Start Meeting Now option allows you to test your microphone and view the meeting window.
Test Meeting 

7. If you choose Start Meeting Now, you may be prompted to:
a. Open Zoom Meetings if it is already installed on your computer.
b. Download & Run Zoom if it isn’t installed on your computer  
Download Zoom

c. The Zoom meeting window opens and asks how you are going to join the meeting. Please test your speaker and microphone at this time.  

d. After you finish testing your equipment, select Join with Computer Audio. 
Join Meeting
e. The Zoom Meeting window opens.  
Meeting Window

f. Click End Meeting to close out of this window.  
End Meeting

If you need further assistance please contact the PC Service Help Desk at 608-789-6266 or

Keywordssetup, set up, zoom, online, learning, setup zoom, account, free account   Doc ID100108
OwnerCody M.GroupWestern Technical College
Created2020-04-06 11:23:32Updated2020-04-06 15:57:19
SitesWestern Technical College
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