Do you have the need for high quality video conferencing and screen/application sharing in your online or blended class? If you are currently using tools like Adobe Connect, Skype, GoToMeeting, you might be interested in Zoom.
Zoom, a cloud-based technology, allows faculty, staff and students to have high-quality interaction in real time from their computers and mobile devices. Zoom's web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices. Zoom also includes free telephone bridging, so you can bring in participants via telephone as well. The Zoom recording feature will allow you to save a session for future reference and/or send it to those who are unable to attend.
Free access is available for all UTHSC faculty, staff and students. All students may create a Zoom Basic account. Basic Zoom services allow users to host unlimited meetings of 40 minutes in duration with up to 50 participants.
UTHSC faculty and staff may upgrade from a basic Zoom account to a Zoom Pro account if:
- calls longer than 40 minutes
- more than 50 participants