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Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing and collaboration platform that allows users to interact with people online. Zoom can be used for meetings, office hours, webinars, lectures, group projects, and more. Video, audio, and screen-sharing options are available, as well as features like instant messaging, polling, and breakout rooms. Zoom can be accessed to create meetings via depaul.zoom.us, and there is also a client available for download which offers additional features.
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All DePaul students, staff and faculty members can use Zoom for hosting online and video meetings, recording meetings, accessing local recordings, and instant messaging. DePaul students, faculty and staff may invite anyone to participate in Zoom meetings that they host.
First, students must activate their DePaul Zoom account. Go to http://depaul.zoom.us and select the Sign in button. At the login screen, sign in with a Campus Connect username (email@example.com) and password. This will create an account in Zoom, which will be associated with the DePaul University email address.
Users with Zoom accounts can schedule a new meeting, join a meeting, or host a meeting. If meetings have been recorded, Zoom allows access to local recordings. Meeting preferences can be set in the “My Meetings Settings” section. Detailed instructions for scheduling and hosting meetings, recording meetings, accessing recordings, and more, can be found on Zoom's website.
Zoom Rooms is a software-based conference room system that provides integrated audio conferencing, wireless screen sharing and video conferencing. Zoom Rooms integrate conference room video equipment with Zoom meetings. Additional details on Zoom Rooms can be found here.
Go to https://depaul.zoom.us/download and select Download under “Zoom Client for Meetings.”
Zoom meetings are limited to a maximum of 300 participants. Additionally, students are able to record sessions and save locally, to a computer, but cannot save to the cloud.
Yes, students can record meetings by following the instructions on Zoom's website. Note that students can save meetings locally to a computer, but cloud storage is not available.
Yes, Zoom can integrate with Outlook email and calendars by downloading and installing the Zoom add-in found at https://depaul.zoom.us/download. Select Add Zoom under "Microsoft Outlook Add-in."
Go to the course and select Content. Then, go to the module where a link to Zoom has been embedded as an External Learning Tool. Select the Zoom link, then select the Cloud Recordings tab. Select the recording, then select the play button. If there is a passcode for the recording, it will automatically copy to the device with a confirmation message. On the next screen, paste the passcode into the box. If the attempt does not work, go back to Cloud Recordings page. The recording should have a “Passcode” line with a row of asterisks. Select the eye icon to display the passcode and enter this on the next page.
To avoid issues with authentication, students should access Zoom meetings using their DePaul email accounts.
Zoom offers different views for sessions that allow users to see video feeds. Changing to Speaker view will show the speaker in a large video feed with other participants in smaller feeds.
Participants may pin other participants so they show up as the primary video feed in speaker view, or near the top video feeds in gallery view.
Automated live captioning is available in Zoom. English is the only language available.