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Zoom Web Conferencing

ZOOM is SCU's enterprise web conferencing tool.

Starting Saturday, May 30th, 2020, you will be asked to update your Zoom desktop application to 5.0 before you are able to host or join any Zoom meetings.  Please follow the How to update Zoom desktop application guide for instruction.

Zoom allows you to meet remotely, create recordings or to bring a guest speaker into the classroom. It is also good for office hours, large groups, and for capturing short, no frills videos.

Zoom allows up to 300 participants in one meeting. It is accessible from a computer or a smartphone, and it is possible to invite non-SCU affiliated people to join virtual meetings. The Zoom meeting interface is integrated into Camino (SCU's instance of Canvas) so that you can schedule, start, and join meetings from your course page.


Zoom offers a variety of features, including

  • HD video and audio
  • Built-in collaboration tools: breakout rooms, polling, whiteboard, etc.
  • Recording and transcripts
  • Encryption
  • Password protection

For a full list, visit the Zoom Features website. 

1. Computer or Mobile Device
2. Webcam - needed if your device does not have a built in microphone and camera

Use a webcam with built in microphone to capture video and audio with one device. These options sit on your laptop or monitor.

Logitech C930e (MSRP $129.00)
Logitech C920S (MSRP $69.99)
Logitech C525 (MSRP $59.99)
3. Document Camera - (optional)

Use a document camera to project handwriting, text, or 3D objects to a Zoom call as a second camera.

Enable this in a Zoom meeting by going to Share Screen -> Advanced -> Content from 2nd camera.

If the text is reversed, go to Zoom -> Video Settings -> uncheck Mirror my Video. 

IPEVO VZ-R (MSRP $199.00)


Secure your Zoom Session

Please read our statement on Zoom Security and Privacy here.

Learn more about Zoombombing here.

Take steps to protect your Zoom meetings using this guide.

Zoom shares their plans for securing your meetings here.

Zoom offers best practices for securing your virtual classroom here.

Need help? Contact Zoom Support.