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Zoom Web Conferencing

ZOOM is SCU's enterprise web conferencing tool.

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that allows you to meet remotely or create recordings. It is good for office hours, teaching live remotely, staff meetings, town halls, and for capturing short, no frills videos.

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With SCU's Zoom license plan, you can host meetings up to 300 participants.

It is accessible from a computer or a smartphone, and it is possible to invite non-SCU affiliated people to join virtual meetings.

Zoom Pro is fully integrated into Camino (SCU's instance of Canvas LMS) so that you can schedule, start, and join meetings from your course page.
All Zoom class sessions scheduled within Camino and recorded to the cloud will automatically be uploaded to the Class Recordings (integration to Panopto) folder in Camino.

Zoom offers a variety of features, including

  • Upto 300 participants in one meeting
  • Personal Meeting Room
  • HD video and audio (when used with applicable hardware)
  • In meeting Chat function
  • Screen sharing
  • Annotation tools
  • Built-in collaboration tools: breakout rooms for group discussion, polling, whiteboard, etc.
  • Integration with Camino (SCU's version of Canvas LMS)
  • Integration with Panopto
  • Recording and automated machine transcription
  • Encryption
  • Password protection

Following features are available with additional cost.  Please contact Media Services if you are interested in learning more about each of them.

  • Large meeting licenses upto 1000 seat
  • Webinar licenses upto 1000 seat
  1. Computer or Mobile Device
    Zoom is compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android systems.  Check out Zoom System Requirements
  2. Built in Webcam/USB Webcam & Microphone
    Most modern laptops are equipped with a built-in webcam and microphone.  However if you are using desktop computer or would like the ability to adjust the camera position/angle, you may want to consider getting a USB Webcam & Microphone
    The following webcams+microphone combo are recommended by the Media Services Department at different budget point.  Please contact your department for quote as prices may vary depending on suppliers.
    • Logitech C270 (MSRP $29.99)
      Basic webcam with microphone suitable for everyday meeting needs.
      Media Services has a limited supply of C270 webcam for staff and faculty who are assigned a desktop computer and needs a webcam.
    • Logitech C920S (MSRP $69.99)
      higher resolution than the C270 model and has built-in stereo microphone.
    • Insta360Link (MSRP $299)
      4K resolution, AI facial tracking feature, hand gesture control, comes with a Whiteboard Mode feature.
      Document Camera - (optional)
      IPEVO VZ-R (MSRP $199.00)
      Media Services has a limited supplies of document cameras for faculty and staff checkout.  Priority will be given to faculty who are teaching current quarter.
      Use a document camera to project handwriting, text, or 3D objects to a Zoom call as a second camera.
      A doc cam like the one shown on the right can be used as a primary webcam as well.  
      Enable this in a Zoom meeting by going to Share Screen -> Advanced -> Content from 2nd camera.
      If the text is reversed, go to Settings -> Video Settings -> uncheck Mirror my Video.
      IPEVO's quick tutorial video



SCU faculty and staff can request use of a webinar license (up to 500 participants) for a fee. Depending on why you want to specifically use the Zoom webinar features, you may not be aware that you can achieve many of these same results in a regular Zoom meeting. 

Here is a resource on Managing a Zoom Meeting like a Webinar.


The webinar license includes:

500 participants: $60 per 7 days (which allows time for setting up the webinar / rehearsals / run actual events / time to run and download reports & videos)

1 on 1 consultation and training with a Media Services staff

1,000 participants: $150 per 30 days (which allows time for setting up the webinar / rehearsals / run actual events / time to run and download reports & videos)
1 on 1 consultation and training with a Media Services staff
For an additional fee we can provide a technician for the event, but in most cases this is unnecessary and participants can call Media Services on-call staff if they experience technical problems.


The primary reasons to use a webinar:

  • Your event will be available to the public (e.g., posted to social media or a website)
  • Your event will include more than 300 participants
  • Your event requires audience participation in the form of Q&A

If your event will include more than 300 participants without audience participation, then you could stream the event live on our Panopto streaming service. Contact Media Services to request a Panopto Livestream.

Webinar Resources

Additional Resouces from website

Need help? Contact Zoom Support.

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Minimum Version Requirement

Beginning on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 5 PM, you will need Zoom version 5.17.0 or later to be able to host and/or join meetings.  
Follow the instructions if you need assistance updating your Zoom client to the latest version.

Zoom Software Lifecycle Policy

macOS Screen Sharing Error

If you are having screen sharing issues with you macOS Catalina and above, please check out this troubleshooting guide.

Secure your Zoom Session

Read our statement on Zoom Security and Privacy.

Learn more about Zoombombing.

Take steps to protect your Zoom meetings.

Zoom shares their plans for securing your meetings here.

Zoom offers best practices for securing your virtual classroom here.

Learn More

Take a Zoom course in LinkedIn Learning! Request your LinkedIn Learning account here.

Getting Started with Zoom

Zoom Training for Educators

Zoom Video Tutorials

Zoom Support FAQs

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