Zoom Videoconferencing

Zoom is a web and app-based videoconferencing tool that brings mobility, session recording and web meetings together as a cloud service. Zoom offers participant interaction via chat, meeting actions, screen sharing and breakout rooms. It is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.

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How Do I Get a Zoom Account?

You can get the Basic account for free by signing up at the Zoom website with your UW email address and installing the Zoom plugin. This option option does not have Single Sign-On authentication. You only need an account to set up, invite and record a meeting, but not to participate.

The Pro accounts will available for a yearly fee paid ot UW IT Seattle. More information will be available soon.

Zoom Version Comparison

Zoom Version Comparison Table

   Basic Account

Pro Account

Basic Features

Unlimited 1 to 1 meetings
40 mins limit on group meetings
Host up to 50 participants
Unlimited number of meetings

Video Conferencing Features

HD video
HD voice
Active speaker view
Full screen and gallery view
Dual stream for dual screen
Join by telephone call-in
Virtual Background

Web Conferencing Features

Desktop and application sharing
Personal room or meeting ID
Instant or scheduled meetings
Chrome & Outlook plug-ins
MP4 or M4A local recording
Private and group chat
Host controls
Raise hand

Group Collaboration Features

Breakout Rooms
Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android
Group messaging and presence (chat)
Screen share any iPad/iPhone app
Co-annotation on shared screen
Keyboard/mouse control


Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption
AES 256 bits encryption
All Basic Account Features plus:

Pro Features

All Basic Account Features plus:

Unlimited meetings
Unlimited meeting duration for all meeting sizes
Host up to 50 participants
Option to add more than 50 participants
Unlimited number of meetings
User management
Admin feature controls
Custom Personal Meeting ID
Assign scheduler
1GB of MP4 or M4A cloud recording

Option for additional cloud recording storage
Option to add cloud recording
Option to join by Zoom Rooms
Option to join by H.323/SIP room systems
Option to join by toll-free dialing or call me>

Getting Started with Zoom

Getting Started with PC and Mac

Getting Started with iOS

Getting Started with Android

How to Join a Zoom Meeting Video Tutorial



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