What is Zoom and how do I get started?

Getting Started with Zoom on a PC or Mac

About Zoom

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Linux, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems. Founded in 2011, Zoom's mission is to develop a people-centric cloud service that transforms the real-time collaboration experience and improves the quality and effectiveness of communications forever. 

Zoom can replace many currently used conferencing solutions including Skype, Adobe Connect, WebEx and GoToMeeting. Some of Zoom's features include:

  • Reliable video conferencing on your computer or mobile device for up to 50 connections

  • Unlimited phone conferencing for up to 50 participants

  • Ability to support large meetings with up to 100 participants and webinars up to 500 participants (see instructions below)

  • Compatible with PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices

  • Compatible with any existing teleconference systems from Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize etc. 

Additional Zoom features are available to SJU faculty and Staff:

  • SJU has a license for a 500-participant meeting (two-way communication), which can be reserved for occasional use at no cost.

  • SJU has a license for 500-participant webinars (one-way communication, which can be reserved for occasional use at no cost.

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