Zoom: Remote Conferencing

Zoom Conference Solution

Connect with anyone, anywhere. On any device.

Zoom is available to use for voice and presentation/screen sharing needs. Zoom is a video conferencing tool with a web client, desktop client, and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share screens, all with one platform. Zoom allows video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

This platform is designed to increase productivity and accessibility for our Faculty and Staff.  It is designed to be used in scenarios where individuals need to talk, conduct web conferencing, remote interviews or meetings, presentations, video conferences and more.  The added capability of generated conference phone number is also a feature.

The links below offer access, information and training on certain Zoom options, but if you have any questions, please contact us and we can assist.


Access:

Please access Zoom via our Ursinus Connect Portal (Powered by Okta).  You can log into Ursinus Connect Portal (http://connect.ursinus.edu powered by Okta) using your Ursinus credentials and then choose the “Zoom” selection box. If you do not currently have access to Zoom and you do not see an icon/chicklet for Zoom, please contact Tech Support.  Each product license grants a user a 300-seat license (up to 300 people can join any given meeting!)

You can also access the Ursinus Zoom login at https://ursinus-edu.zoom.us 

Note: Please do not visit the main page of Zoom’s website and attempt to log in with your Ursinus credentials there, as you will more than likely have trouble doing so.  Please only visit https://ursinus-edu.zoom.us or http://connect.ursinus.edu to log in to your Zoom account. 

All Faculty and Staff do have access to this resource. 

Download and Install the Zoom app for your device here: https://zoom.us/download. If you’re having trouble, you can also find your OS version here.”

Benefits: 

  • Collaborate more readily when you want to… Instantly Meet
  • Meet Remotely/Collaborate from home
  • Record your meetings for future playback
  • Web/Video Conferencing
  • Screen Sharing
  • Eliminate the limitations created by distance and time
  • Remote Support

Other Options

Microsoft Teams remains as an additional and readily available option for conferencing remotely. There is no need to request it because all the Ursinus Community has access to it (Students, Faculty and Staff) This should probably be considered in situations where calling telephone phone numbers is NOT a necessity, access to additional team/college resources is desired, and Teams’ 250 participant limit is acceptable (Zoom has a 300-participant limit). Please call Tech Support for a consultation if you are making a decision about what your best options are based on your scenario. Options for larger conferencing resources must be requested and discussed.

Zoom Training Materials

Below is information on specific options in Zoom:

Scheduling meetings

Participating in a Meeting

Zoom Canvas Integration

Inviting others to join a meeting

Sharing your screen

Virtual Background

Breakout Rooms

Pre-assigning participants to breakout rooms

How To Download on Mac

 

Test your system for compatibility

Zoom Support Help Center