Zoom is a video-conferencing service that offers two types of services: free and paid licenses. This product is used for conducting interactive, video meetings online.
Anyone can sign up for the free service, which provides unlimited access time for one-to-one sessions and a forty-minute time limit for sessions involving three to 100 participants.
The free option is a great one for students who might wish to setup brief online sessions with others. Users are able to connect via desktop, tablet and mobile devices by downloading the Zoom app. The service provides screen sharing, chat, and other interactive tools.
For staff and faculty, UIW has purchased a site license. That will allow university employees to have unlimited time with up to 100 participants.
When signing in, use your UIW credentials and password at https://uiw.zoom.us. You can also access this through the new Blackboard shell for courses.
And click on this printable quick-reference guide (PDF) to get you started.
Zoom also has an Outlook "ribbon" plug-in to make scheduling as simple as a calendar invite. Users can attend with a PC or Mac, tablet or mobile phone.
If you would like more information about Zoom, please call John Miller at 210-832-2156 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would to see a demo of Zoom visit https://www.zoom.us/livetraining.