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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. 

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Zoom FAQs

While there are a number of ways to schedule Zoom meetings, it is recommended to schedule them from depaul.zoom.us. 

It is recommended to log into depaul.zoom.us and creating meetings from there to make sure the account is authenticated with a DePaul Zoom account.

To use the Zoom app on a device to schedule meetings, make sure to login with Campus Connect by selecting Sign In > SSO and entering “depaul” into the company domain field. Then authenticate with Campus Connect. For more information, read Signing in with SSO from the Zoom Help Center.

Links to Zoom sessions can be added to any rich text area in D2L, like news items, activity feeds, and course content. Students will be able to join a meeting by clicking on the link provided at the scheduled time. Links can also be emailed to an entire class using the Classlist tool in D2L; however, spam filters or issues with third-party email providers may interfere with this function. 

Zoom offers features like screen-sharing, white boards, waiting rooms, and breakout rooms to simulate aspects of face-to-face interaction. Becoming familiar with these features can allow for personalization of Zoom meetings to best fit different teaching styles. Visit support.zoom.us to learn more.

Yes, students have access to a Zoom Pro license through DePaul. They can access Zoom by going to depaul.zoom.us and logging in with their @depaul.edu email address and Campus Connect password. From there, students can schedule meetings and share links with others to attend the meeting. View information on student access to Zoom.

No, as long as the recording is only for the use of the class during the current term.

As long as no students appear in the recording, it may be saved and re-used as needed.

No. Any recording that includes students must be destroyed at the end of the quarter.

The only exception is if the instructor obtains a signed FERPA waiver from each student in advance. Please consult with the University Registrar at ursupport@depaul.edu.

DePaul's Center for Teaching and Learning has produced a Zoom Teaching Tips document that includes an email or news item template to use with students. Zoom has also created a Tips & Tricks document that educators may find helpful.