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.
Zoom is the first piece of a three part video management program that will take place over the next year. For more information about the program and timeline, visit the program section.
- 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
These are just a few of the features offered through Zoom. For a complete list, visit the features page on the Zoom website.
Host meetings with up to 200 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.
To access Zoom at Penn State, visit the login page.
For guides on getting started, visit the following links.
For help using Zoom, view the following documentation and tutorials.
Zoom Meeting Basics
Best Practices for Online Meeting
Penn State University Zoom Faculty Training
Video Conferencing Program
Zoom is the first piece of a three part video management program that will take place over the next year. A central media management and streaming platform along with a video service rationalization, including the retirement of Adobe Connect, will be phases
Two and three of this program. Please note, Adobe Connect will be available through spring 2018. As soon as solid deadlines become apparent, the project team will communicate all steps and measures to make this transition successful.
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. Is there a list of supported browsers for this application or is there a client installed locally?
A. The application is installed locally.
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. 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.