Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video.
How to get a Zoom license
- GSE faculty, staff, and students are eligible for university-wide Zoom accounts.
Search Zoom's Support Site
Zoom's online documentation is excellent and we recommend searching it if you don't find what you need here.
What You Need to Know
- Create Your Account.
- Update Your Zoom Client: Notifications about Zoom updates are frequent. Please download the latest version when prompted.
- Getting Started: If you are new to Zoom, start here.
- Canvas Integration: Learn more about the Penn Canvas Zoom Integration via the InfoCanvas site.
Common Questions from the GSE Community
- Zoom Privacy & Security Considerations
From Penn's Office of Information Security
- Managing Breakout Rooms
Note:Pre-assigning participants to breakout rooms will be possible when all users have Penn Zoom licenses.
- Webinars vs. Meeting Functionality
We are licensed for Zoom Meetings. For an additional fee, webinar functionality can be added to existing accounts.
- Roles within Meetings
In particular, what is the difference between a Co-host and an Alternative host?
- Can someone help me test Zoom? (Yes!)
If you want to learn about the features with someone from our team, schedule a live Zoom test.