Beginning August 17, 2020, all faculty and students must activate their University Zoom account and use it to access UAlbany-scheduled Zoom sessions. Please visit Teaching and Learning for Zoom resources in the classroom. On September 27, 2020, Zoom will require that all Zoom meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled. Please learn more about this security requirement.
About the Service
Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used for online teaching, meetings and audio conferencing. It can be as highly interactive or restricted based on your meeting type.
Zoom can be used on various platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Reduce travel between buildings/campuses by holding online meetings
Faculty: Teach courses online with video sharing and breakout rooms for smaller group discussions
Researchers: Meet with colleagues around the globe
Get Started with Zoom
- First Time Using Zoom
- Zoom: The Basics
To use Zoom for video conferencing you will need:
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
- A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
- Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Getting Started with Zoom on a Mobile Device
Getting started with Zoom on a laptop or desktop computer
Using the Service
The Zoom service includes several communication and collaboration features:
- Join a Zoom Meeting
- Schedule a Zoom Meeting
- Zoom Meeting Limits
- Meet Now vs Scheduled Meetings
- Host an instant Zoom Meeting
- How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting
- Schedule a Zoom meeting from Outlook Desktop Client
- Schedule a Zoom meeting from Outlook Web (OWA)
- Start a Scheduled Zoom Meeting You Created
- Scheduling Recurring Meetings
- Use Templates to Save Zoom Meeting Settings
- Schedule Meetings for Another Person (Delegate)
- Restrict Meeting Access to UAlbany Users Only
- Require Registration for Zoom Meeting
- Send Chat Messages Within a Zoom Meeting
- Share Your Screen
- Invite Others to Join a Zoom Meeting
- Using Zoom with External Collaborators
- How to Sign Out of Zoom
- Roles in a Meeting
- Host: The user that scheduled the meeting. They have full permissions to manage the meeting. There can only be one host of a meeting.
- Co-hosts: Shares most of the controls that hosts have, allowing the co-host to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as managing attendees. The host must assign a co-host during the meeting. Co-hosts cannot start a meeting. If a host needs someone else to start the meeting, they can assign an alternative host.
- Alternative hosts: Shares the same controls as co-hosts, but can also start the meeting. Hosts can assign alternative hosts when they schedule a meeting. Must be an @albany.edu user.
- Record a Zoom Meeting
- Recording on a Mobile Device
- Recording Layouts
- Local Recording
- Cloud Recording
- Automatic Transcribe Zoom Cloud Recordings
- Record a PowerPoint Lecture with Audio
- Group Messaging
- Breakout Rooms
- Virtual Background
- Using Polls in Zoom Meetings
- Live Transcription in Zoom
- Language Interpretation in Zoom
- Video and audio conferencing tips
- Using Zoom with Microsoft Teams
- Zoom Webinar
Training and Support
- QuickStart Training Videos
- Pre-recorded UAlbany Zoom Training
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Support and training, including webinars, is available directly from Zoom: https://support.zoom.us
- For direct assistance or training, please submit an ITS Service Desk Request.
Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.