Setting Up Zoom on Your Phone

Getting Started

When using Zoom for CBTF Online, you must be logged into a Zoom account using your University of Illinois SSO ( After you check in to your exams, you will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting which you can then use your phone/tablet to join.

For this guide, you will be using the following Zoom link to help you set up your devices:

To begin, click the link above and then follow the steps listed below.

Step 1

Depending on if you already have Zoom downloaded on your phone or not you will receive one of the following prompts after clicking the link:

The left prompt is what you will get if you have not signed in to the app before, and the right one is if you’re signed in under a different account.

Click either “Sign In” or “Switch Account” and move on to Step 2.

Step 2

You will then be directed to this screen where you will need to sign in. DO NOT USE YOUR UIUC CREDENTIALS HERE. Instead, click the “SSO” button at the bottom left of your screen.

Step 3

After clicking “SSO” the following prompt will appear:

In the text box, enter “illinois” and then press go.

Step 4

After pressing go you should be automatically transferred to your phone/tablet’s browser. The University of Illinois Shibboleth login page should pull up, where you will then be prompted to enter your NetID and password.

After logging in, you will be directed to an webpage. Follow the prompt to open the meeting in Zoom.

If the meeting does not open in Zoom, quit the Zoom app and click the link for the meeting again.


If you are still having issues joining a CBTF Online Zoom meeting, please feel free to join one of our CBTF Proctor Office Hours.

If you are unable to attend, please contact the CBTF Manager Carleen Sacris at for further assistance.

Still need help? Get in touch!
Last updated on Fri Aug 28 2020 21:02:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time).