Video Conferencing - Holding Zoom Conferences on a PC or Mobile Device


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. 

The Zoom Help Center has full instructions on using Zoom. The instructions below under Zoom topics are specific to Virginia Tech.



About Zoom at Virginia Tech

Zoom Licensed Accounts

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. 

Zoom Basic Accounts

Zoom Basic (free) accounts are available to the public. Former Virginia Tech affiliates, like alumni, can log into either or to use Zoom for free. 

Meeting Recordings and Transcripts

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Zoom Topics

Click on each topic below to learn more about Zoom.

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Glossary of Zoom Terms


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.

Connected Classroom 

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.

Zoom Room

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 You can configure your Zoom settings and schedule and launch meetings through the portal.

Zoom Client

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.


My Media
Media Gallery

Kaltura is a video content management system with Canvas tools My Media and Media Gallery. See: Using My Media and Media Gallery (for Instructors).

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Getting Help

For instructions on resolving common issues with Zoom, see: Video Conferencing - Troubleshooting Zoom.

For problems logging into Zoom, contact Virginia Tech 4Help:

For problems using Zoom, contact Zoom Support:

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