Technology Information

Hello Virginia Beach families and students,

The VBCPS team has been working diligently all weekend to improve on the success of our students and teachers during the first week of school. One such improvement is related to new security settings implemented in Zoom that may affect how students log into Zoom when connecting to virtual classes. Students will still connect to their teacher’s Zoom meeting using the link they are provided. However, to prepare for classes, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Students should open a new tab in the browser and go to
  2. Students should click on the “Sign In” button.
  3. Students will be redirected to their profile page in Zoom.
  4. If students receive a message that they need to verify their Zoom account through their Gmail account:
    • open the G Suite folder on their ClassLink Launchpad.
    • open Gmail.
    If students have already authenticated through ClassLink, they will not need to enter their credentials again.
  5. It may take a few minutes to receive the Gmail verification email.
  6. To activate their Zoom account, students should:
    • click on the blue button in the email.
    • click on the button to link it to the VBCPS Zoom subscription.
    After completing the activation process, students should be redirected to their Zoom account profile page.
  7. To validate that the student’s Zoom account is set up correctly, please review the Personal Meeting ID section of their Zoom Profile page. If the website URL starts with “,” then the account has been set up correctly.
Profile Example

Additional details and resources about Zoom are available here at the website. If students have any difficulties logging in, they should alert their teacher who will guide them to additional support resources as necessary.