Zoom is a versatile video conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. You can host and join Zoom video conferences from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff members have Virginia Tech Zoom Licensed/Pro accounts, where they can host, schedule, participate in, and record meetings for free on the cloud.
Click on each topic below to learn more about Zoom.
|Virginia Tech's platform for video conferencing. It can be used on personal computers, in classrooms, and in conference rooms. Zoom meetings recorded to the cloud appear in My Media in Canvas.
Zoom Personal Room
|Every Zoom user's personal virtual meeting space.
|A TLOS classroom supporting videoconferencing for teaching and learning. Connections are made via Zoom. Classes can be recorded and posted to a course site's Media Gallery. See: Connected Classrooms - How to Schedule and Use.
|A hardware solution, sold by Zoom, that turns a conference room or classroom into a video conferencing room. See: Video Conferencing - Order Zoom Room License.
Zoom Web Portal
|The Virginia Tech Zoom website at https://virginiatech.zoom.us. You can configure your Zoom settings and schedule and launch meetings through the portal.
|The desktop application where Zoom meetings occur. You can schedule and launch Zoom meetings from the client. Also called "Zoom Meetings" or "Zoom Client for Meetings."
Zoom Mobile App
|The mobile application where Zoom meetings occur; not for teaching and learning.
|Kaltura is a video content management system with Canvas tools My Media and Media Gallery. See: Using My Media and Media Gallery (for Instructors).
For instructions on resolving common issues with Zoom, see: Video Conferencing - Troubleshooting Zoom.
For problems using Zoom, contact Zoom Support: