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Zoom is a Video and Web Conferencing platform. Zoom allows online meetings (one-on-one, or small groups), instructional classroom meetings, and web conferences. This is a robust interface that easily facilitates shared screens, video, audio and collaboration features. Meetings can also easily be recorded and saved for reference or for people who were not able to attend the live meeting.
It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to attend/participate in a meeting. However, to HOST a meeting, a Zoom account is required.
A Zoom Basic account through SPU is available to anyone with an SPU email address who wishes to use the service. Simply follow the steps below.
Zoom Pro accounts are limited to Faculty and Staff on request due to licensing limitations. A Pro account will allow you to host meetings with up to 100 participants and are unlimited in duration. To request a Zoom Pro account, follow the steps below.
Once you have a Zoom account, you can login to Zoom to create meetings.
When you host a meeting you have the option of recording meetings locally to the computer you're hosting the meeting from or to the cloud storage account shared by all SPU users. CIS recommends that users save recordings locally and upload the recording to Techsmith Relay. This is because recordings will expire and be automatically deleted after a period of time.
Based on how many users utilize the resource and consume the shared storage, recordings may last as little as 30 days before they expire. So, if you must record to the cloud, please make a plan to download the recording as soon as possible thereafter and host it on Techsmith Relay or other hosting service.
Zoom has extensive how-to and support articles available on their Help Center. Please refer to these robust pages for more information on how to best leverage this program.
If you are a faculty member who plans to use Zoom for instructional purposes, please see ETM's help pages on Zoom and contact their office with any additional questions.
Need to add a delegate for yourself to set up or start a Zoom meeting? Need to be a delegate for someone else? Refer to Zoom's support page on this topic - see Scheduling Privilege.