Web Conferencing with Zoom

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Zoom for Campus Conferencing Services

Zoom offers video and audio conferencing for meetings and classes.

Enjoy enhanced collaboration features: screen sharing, participant polling, chat, real-time annotation of documents, interactive whiteboards, and breakout rooms.

Once your account is set up, you can log in to Zoom for easy accessibility and collaboration.

If Internet connectivity problems do not allow web conferencing, instructors, students, and staff can dial in to meetings.

Zoom Meeting Security

For tips on how to stay secure while using Zoom, go to Securing Meetings and Webinars.

Accessibility for Zoom Meetings

Learn about the latest accessibility features available for your Zoom meetings.

Zoom Release Notes

View a list of Zoom release notes to stay informed.

Zoom Meeting Privacy

Message from the University of Chicago CIO, Kevin Boyd, about Zoom meeting privacy.

Zoom Overview

Claim a Zoom Account

All University of Chicago and UChicago Medicine instructors, staff, and students have access to a Zoom “Pro” account at no cost. Follow the instructions to claim a new Zoom account.

Zoom Account Log In Options

To log in to your Zoom account, select the Zoom page that applies to you.


Zoom Audio Connect Options

As an alternative to toll-free and call-me minutes, Zoom provides computer audio and local call-in numbers for connecting to meetings.

The best way to join meeting audio is through the Computer Audio option in the Zoom client. Computer audio uses an internet connection to provide a high-quality audio experience, though quality will depend on the strength of the internet connection.

When computer audio is not an option, attendees can connect to audio by calling a local phone number. Connect to the meeting in the Zoom client as usual, then click the Join Audio button on the lower left and select Phone Call.  A pop-up window will display a list of numbers to dial, the meeting ID, a Participant ID, and Passcode.

Setting up Meetings with Computer Audio Only
If hosting meetings with only computer audio is an option, change the meeting settings to opt out of telephone as a connection method.

  • When scheduling a Zoom meeting, navigate to the Audio settings section of the invitation (or click on the Settings icon if scheduling a meeting in Outlook).
  • Click on the Computer audio button. This will remove telephone connection methods.

Connect to Audio Using a Local Number
When scheduling a meeting, if the attendees need to connect by phone, try one of the following:

  • Promote a local Zoom phone number in the meeting invitation for attendees to use.
  • Let attendees know they can click the One tap mobile link from a mobile device. One tap mobile dials a local number and automatically enters the Meeting ID and passcode to connect to the meeting.

Quick Tip
: Add a local Zoom Dial-in number as a contact in your phone for faster connections.

Training Resources

Get started using Zoom quickly with a set of video tutorials or visit the training page for more resources.

How do I get support?

Visit the IT Services Knowledge Base, Zoom’s robust help site, or contact the IT Services Service Desk.