Zoom is Oregon State University's official video conferencing platform, and is the recommended client for use during campus closures. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use Zoom to create and host high-quality online meetings, classes and events, and leverage Zoom's video, chat, breakout rooms, screen-sharing and whiteboard capabilities.
Brand new to Zoom? Check out our Getting Started guide, with installation instructions and tips for basic Zoom use.
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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown and restrictions leading to campus closures, using Zoom to teach, learn and work remotely has been imperative. Courses are now being taught, office hours held and presentations given all remotely and via Zoom. Below are some quick resource links for using Zoom effectively in order to keep teaching, learning and working.
With the advent of issues such as "zoombombing" — an act where malicious individuals join a Zoom meeting and interject content that is vulgar, discriminatory or personally upsetting — it's important to take strong security measures.
The Office of Information Security has released a series of recommendations on Zoom security, including best practices on how to properly configure your meetings and set up a waiting room.
More information and instruction on how to establish security settings in Zoom:
Get the help and information you need on a variety of topics by browsing our comprehensive list of learning and support resources from Zoom and UIT, as well as live and recorded training opportunities offered by Zoom.
Tech Keep-Teaching Assistant (TechKTA) are UIT student workers who have been trained by Academic Technology to assist faculty with various aspects of teaching in Zoom in order to free up faculty to focus on content and delivery. Examples of what TechKTA's can assist with:
Information Services has a growing collection of knowledge base articles on common Zoom processes and issues, from how to pull meeting attendance and set up virtual office hours, to troubleshooting audio and disabling disruptive video.
Academic Technology has created a series of Zoom help videos, with topics ranging from class meeting settings and participant controls, to security and waiting room settings.
If you haven't found what you're looking for, or you're just looking for a quick solution to a simple issue, there's a good chance you'll find it in our collection of FAQs.