Zoom video conferencing allows you to engage in multi-person video or audio meetings using software installed on your computer without the need for dedicated video conferencing hardware. Zoom combines cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. For more information, visit the Zoom website.
- Screen share documents, photos, and video clips
- iPhone/iPad screen share with iOS mirror
- High-quality desktop and application sharing
- Cloud video conferencing
- Meeting connector for private cloud
Host meetings with up to 500 participants who are all able to be live on their cameras and microphones. Screen sharing and full suite of collaboration features are available to both the host and participants.
Zoom Webinars support up to 500 attendees in a “listen only” mode. During webinars, only the host and panelists can use their microphones and cameras or share their screens. Polling and Q&A features are available as well as registration and post-webinar reporting. Webinars can also integrate with CRM and marketing automation systems.
Zoom Rooms offer video conferencing for board rooms and conference rooms and support up to three screens showing content, speakers, and participants. Meetings can be started instantly with one-touch and voice controls, and wireless screen sharing makes it easy for everyone to see content. Dual cameras, multiple screens, and cloud recording let users seamlessly include remote employees in staff training and meetings.
For guides on getting started, visit the following links.
For help using Zoom, view the following documentation and tutorials.
Zoom Meeting Basics
Q. Are Zoom meetings encrypted?
A. As of July 31st, 2017, end-to-end encryption is enabled for all users of the Penn State Zoom service. For more details about Zoom encryption, click here.
Q. Can I record a Zoom meeting?
A. Yes. Click the following link to learn how to Record a Zoom meeting. While Zoom gives the option to record a meeting, users must comply with all applicable laws and Penn State policies. Specifically, everyone on the Zoom meeting must be told if the meeting is being recorded and give their consent to be recorded. Also, discussion of High-risk or Restricted data (as defined in AD95) is not permitted while recording.
Q. Are there plugins that need to be updated or installed?
A. Yes, the Zoom application needs to be installed. As a best practice, it is recommended to update the application frequently.
Q. If a client is needed, can it be installed without elevated privileges?
A. Yes, users should not need admin rights to the machine to install. In a restricted environment, you can install Zoom on Windows machines via MSI.
Q. Is there a list of supported browsers for this application or is there a client installed locally?
A. The application is installed locally.
Q. Will users be notified in regards to interruptions or degradation of service?
A. Users can visit the Zoom status website to view interruptions or degradations. Users can also subscribe to this page to get updates when service is disrupted/restored.
Q: I am an active Penn State student/faculty/staff member and my account is listed as Basic and not Pro.
A: Follow the below steps to fix:
- Go to https://zoom.us/
- Click on My Account in the top right corner
- Click on Sign Out
- Go to https://psu.zoom.us/
- Click on the Sign In button
- Enter your PSU webaccess ID and password
You should have then successfully logged into the PSU instance. You can confirm this by looking at your account number in My Profile tab. If it’s states 209524 you have successfully logged in.