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How do I hold a synchronous online meeting / virtual classroom session?


Campus Technology Services (CTS) is offering access to Zoom, a video web conferencing application where many individuals can join the same meeting and share audio and video. It also allows for screen sharing and presentation mode.

Migration of existing Zoom accounts to Single sign-on (SSO) has been completed by CTS. Going forward, when you access Zoom from a web browser, visit

From there you can Join or Host a meeting or Sign in to Zoom through the “Sign in” option using your Purchase College credentials.

Step-by-step directions are at the CTS website. Instructors can also schedule an in-depth Zoom Training Session with CTS Support Staff. Please contact CTS for more information.

Directions for making a Zoom recording available via the Brightspace can be found at How do I make a Zoom recording available to my students via the LMS?

If you have questions or need assistance with Zoom, please contact the CTS Helpdesk or create a Work Order.

Virtual Classroom in Brightspace

In Brightspace, all instructors have access to “PUR - Virtual Classroom,” which is our campus’ version of the Virtual Classroom tool by Bongo Learn. You can access Virtual Classroom from the course Navbar > Course Tools > PUR - Virtual Classroom.

Instructors can schedule course-specific Virtual Classroom meetings right within your Brightspace courses using the directions at the Bongo Help Center.

Please note that maximum possible number of users in a Virtual Classroom meeting is 50 and sessions are limited to 60 minutes.


Link to this FAQ: How do I hold a synchronous online meeting / live classroom session?