Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based conferencing solution that provides both video conferencing and screen share capabilities. All USF faculty, staff and students have access to the university's licensed account and to Zoom’s great video conferencing features.  

Instructors:

  • Real-time online conferencing to support meetings, teaching, and learning.
  • Present synchronous (live) or asynchronous (pre-recorded) lectures.   
  • Virtual office hours, online tutoring, and advising of students.
  • Meet with up to 300 students online at the same time.
  • Assign students to collaborate in groups online.
  • Share presentations and demonstrations to a remote audience.
  • Introduce guest speakers from remote locations.

Students:

  • Real-time online conferencing to support student meetings
  • Screenshare, annotate, and record meetings.
  • Collaborate using any device  
  • Share presentations to a remote audience.
  • Record your student presentation to the cloud and share the link to your instructor.

Getting Started

Download a copy of the software

Zoom is a software based video conferencing system which runs on Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices. All faculty, staff and students have access to the university's licensed account.  To access the features in meetings, it is important to sign into the software through Single Sign On (SSO).  The instructions can be found in the sign in guide.

How do I use Zoom?

Setup_and_Use_Zoom (pdf)

How to Create Attendance Report in Zoom

How to use Breakout Rooms

Preassigning Breakout Rooms

Polls in Zoom

Recording Presentations in Zoom

Recording Presentations in Zoom with Transcription

Zoom Best Practices and Etiquette

Video Communications Best Practices Guide

Online Office Hours through Zoom

Video Conference Etiquette

Zoom for Live Events and the Classroom

Securing Zoom Meetings

Best Practices for Securing Zoom Meetings

USF Knowledge Base Article: Best Practices for Securing Zoom Meetings

USF Knowledge Base Article: COVID-19 Security Awareness

Zoom Webinar Feature

A Zoom Webinar allows you to broadcast a Zoom meeting for up to 3000 attendees.

Learn More about Zoom Webinars

Register for Zoom Webinar Training
(select option 3: Communication and Collaboration)

Submit a request for a Zoom Webinar

 


University of San Francisco Customer Testimonial