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BC Zoom Accounts

for students, faculty & staff

In light of growing concerns around external disturbances to Zoom class sessions, Boston College has provided all students, faculty, & staff with BC Zoom Licensed accounts. Learn more about BC Zoom accounts on this page:

 

Zoom Security Features

  • All attendees will be required to log into Zoom before they can join a BC meeting (see Figure 1). This acts as a barrier against unwelcome participants.
  • Figure 1.
  • All students, faculty, & staff have BC Zoom Licensed accounts. If they do not log in with their BC credentials (i.e. personal Google/Zoom account), they will be placed in a waiting room until the meeting organizer admits them.
  • Anyone trying to access a BC session without BC credentials (such as a guest speaker) will be placed in a waiting room until the meeting organizer admits them.
  • Anyone calling into a meeting by phone, will be treated as a guest, and will need to be admitted by the meeting organizer. Keep this in mind if you are joining by phone.

Important: Licensed Zoom accounts were purchased in response to the move to online classes & work. Renewal beyond Feb. 2021 has not yet been determined. Where possible, the use of Google Meet is encouraged.

 

Activating Your BC Zoom Licensed Account

To activate your BC Zoom Licensed account:

  1. Make sure you "sign out" of the Zoom app (do not just close the browser).
  2. Go to bccte.zoom.us & click Sign in.
  3. On the BC sign in page, use your BC credentials (same as Agora Portal, Canvas).
    Note: If you previously used your BCusername@bc.edu email address to create a personal Zoom account, you will be prompted to “switch” your account to the official BCCTE Zoom account. Follow the prompts to switch.
  4. To confirm you have activated your BC account: On your Zoom Profile page, the User Type will say "Licensed."
  5. Click the Zoom class link to join with your BC Zoom Licensed account. You can also login using the instructions below.

 

Logging into Your BC Zoom Licensed Account

Mac and Windows

To log in to your BC Zoom Licensed account on your Mac or Windows computer:

  1. Make sure you "sign out" of the Zoom app (do not just close the browser).
  2. Open the Zoom app & click Sign In.
  3. Click Sign In with SSO (see Figure 2).
  4. For Company Domain (see Figure 2), type: bccte


Figure 2.

  1. Click Continue.
  2. On the BC sign in page, use your BC credentials (same as Agora Portal, Canvas).
    Note: If you previously used your BCusername@bc.edu email address to create a personal Zoom account, you will be prompted to “switch” your account to the official BCCTE Zoom account. Follow the prompts to switch.

Important: Make sure to update Zoom when prompted (it's not automatic).

 

iOS and Android

To log in to your BC Zoom Licensed account on your iOS or Android device:

  1. Make sure you are logged out of the Zoom app.
  2. Open the Zoom app & tap Sign In.
  3. In the Sign In window, tap SSO.
  4. For Company Domain, type: bccte
  5. Tap Go.
  6. On the BC sign in page, use your BC credentials (same as Agora Portal, Canvas).
    Note: If you previously used your BCusername@bc.edu email address to create a personal Zoom account, you will be prompted to “switch” your account to the official BCCTE Zoom account. Follow the prompts to switch.

Important: Make sure to update Zoom when prompted (it's not automatic).

 

Why am I in the Zoom Waiting Room?

If you try to join a Zoom class/meeting and are put into a waiting room:

  • You have not logged in using your BC Zoom Licensed account. If you are using a computer or mobile device, please log in following the instructions above or you will need to be admitted by the meeting organizer.
  • You do not have BC security credentials.
  • You are calling in using a phone.
  • The meeting organizer has purposely put all attendees in the waiting room until they are ready to admit you. This option is typically used for advising, registration, office hours, or other similar meetings.  

 

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