Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Zoom Pro for Graduate Students

Zoom provides an FAQ. For more general information, see below:

  • Important: when logging into the Zoom application, use the option for SSO (single sign on).
  • If the software prompts for a domain name, enter “einsteinmed”. Then login using standard Montefiore AD credentials.
  • If someone receives a “SSO login error”, this results from a problem with authentication systems at Montefiore IT. Call the service desk at 914.881.4554 as request a ‘Netscaler ADFS soft reset’ (this is not the same as a password reset!).
  • Any questions contact Daniel Viera at

Q: How do I get a Zoom Account?

Students will automatically obtain a licensed Zoom account free of charge when they log in for the first time. To access your account, go and log in with your Monte AD credentials. When logging in to the desktop client, please select “Login with SSO” and enter the domain as “einsteinmed”. You can learn more about Zoom viewing the user guides and short video tutorials on Zoom’s support page.

Q: Does enabling Join Before Host allow meeting participants to start without the host actually being present?

Meeting participants will be able to talk, but the host is required for many meeting controls, such as screen-sharing and recording. See Join Before Host for more details. While there are no limitations on how a user can schedule meetings, their back-to-back and concurrent meetings can be disrupted prematurely if they are configured to allow Join Before Host, as the first participant to join the meeting can start the meeting, which would end the existing meeting.

Q: What is an Alternative Host?

You can designate another licensed Zoom user as an Alternative Host for your meeting. This will allow the other user to start and host the meeting in your place.

Q: What is the Scheduling Privilege?

You can assign another licensed Zoom user the Scheduling Privilege. This will allow the other user to schedule meetings on your behalf.

Q: Can I record to the cloud?

No, but you can record locally.

Q: Are there additional training and tutorials?

Review the help document for more information. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please check out Zoom’s help site.

Q: Do I need a Zoom account to join a meeting?

No, you are not required to sign in to join the meeting. You may see a message if you try to sign in to Zoom before joining the meeting. When your Zoom client opens, if you’re not connected to the meeting immediately, please select the join meeting option and paste in the meeting ID (the last 9-10 numbers in the meeting URL).