The outbreak of covid-19 at the beginning of 2020 has heavily influenced education all around the world. In vietnam, educational institutes were suspended, and distance learning was conducted to ensure students learning process, with distance learning occurring mainly via video conferencing tools (vtcs). The purpose of this paper is to provide data on vietnamese students acceptance of using vcts in distance learning during the covid-19 pandemic through an extended technology acceptance model (tam) and structural equation modeling (sem) method. This study used the tam of venkatesh and davis. The questionnaire was designed based on venkatesh and davis and salloum et al.S scale. An online survey with snowball sampling was selected in april. The final dataset consisted of 277 valid records. This data descriptor presented descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation), internal consistency (cronbachs alpha), reliability and validity measures (composite reliability, average value extracted test,) and factor loading of items of eight factors: output quality, computer playfulness, subjective norm, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitude towards to use, behavioral intention to use, and actual system to use. Results indicated that external factors such as subjective norm and computer playfulness had a significant impact on most tam constructs. Furthermore, output quality was found to have a positive influence on students perceived usefulness and acceptance of vcts in distance learning. 2020 By the authors. Licensee mdpi, basel, switzerland.