Video Demonstrations

Zoom Tutorial
Students and the Online Classroom

Joining Your Class Online

Join your class online to get the Zoom meeting adress for you live class meetings, gain access to materials posted by your instructor, and to post your homework. Joining your class online is easy, you simply need to:

Log into the LMS at

Click on the house-shaped icon in the upper left to reach your User Home page

Click the "Home" icon to go to your home page

The User Home page lists all of your courses.

Click the big, blue "Enter Class" for the class you wish to join

In the enrollments tab, click the "Enter Class" button to go to your course

The "Enter Class" button will take you to your class Outline.

Scroll to the top of the page to see the global navigation and click "Discussion" to go a list of all the discussion topics.


You will see a list of discussions topics and assignment topics.

Your instructor will have added a discussion topic for you with the Zoom meeting address so you can join your live class.

Read and participate in any class discussion topics created by your instructor


Your Online Classroom

The Outline lists all the topics your instructor has created.

Click the topic you would like to participate in.

The Outline lists your topics that you can participate in

Notifications of activity in the online classroom are managed via the bell icon at the top of the page. New notifications are indicated by a red counter. Click the bell and then the Settings link to specify how you would like to receive notifications. You will automatically receive all notifications within the system; you can also choose to receive them via email and/or via the Classes app.

Notifications and Settings

Posting and Commenting

Your online Class Discussion is a powerful tool that lets you share your work, communicate and get feedback from your instructor.

Your instructor will post a link here to the live meeting in Zoom.

Your instructor may also ask you to post your work to one of the discussion topics. It's easy to create new posts.

Click on the topi that you want to upload your work to.

Create a New Post

Create a new post by clicking the Create New Post button, or click Comment to add your response to an existing post.  


Add a subject line and any appropriate text. Upload your images and files. You can also record an audio or video message.

Tools to author posts and comments

For more information please see the How-To Library: Course Discussion Interface


Zoom is an online conferencing tool that allows you to join live online meetings. If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to install the Zoom Desktop Client before launching the meeting. This is a quick and easy one time installation. You will then be prompted to enter your name to join. You do not need to sign up for a Zoom account to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Zoom Desktop Client:

How to join a meeting:

Joining and testing computer audio and video:

Screen sharing:

The Academy Mobile App

Also, make sure you download the Academy of Art University Classes app from Appleā€™s App Store or from Google Play so you can receive notifications on your mobile lock screen.  

Apple App Store
Google Play

Help Desk

Need help more help?

If you are having trouble logging into your online class, please contact the Online Help Desk.

Phone: 1-415-618-3545
Toll-free phone: 1-888-431-2787
Help Desk hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week