Zoom: About

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that SIUE faculty, staff, and students can use for a variety of purposes, including: synchronous online meetings, lecture capture, live or recorded screen sharing, meetings with out-of-area participants, and more.


  • Screen sharing
  • Lecture capture and web cam recording (up to 40 minutes with a basic account; faculty and staff may submit an increase request)
  • Live meetings with up to 100 people (faculty and staff requiring more attendees can request an increase in advance of the synchronous meeting) 
  • Video chats/Virtual office hours
  • Text chats with one or all attendees
  • On-screen highlighting and annotation

Tips for Students

Students do not need to log into Zoom in order to join a live meeting - to attend office hours, for example - or to watch recorded videos. For live meetings, students just click the link that faculty provide them and follow the prompts on the screen to join.

If students need to conduct their own live or recorded Zoom meetings - to carry out a group project without the professor, for example - then they might want to log into Zoom (with their SIUE email address and password) and set up their own meeting space. Basic accounts allow up to 40 minutes of meeting/recording time with up to 100 participants.

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Keywords:Zoom, about zoom, what is zoom, what's zoom, how to use zoom   Doc ID:70486
Owner:Emily K.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2017-02-06 17:37 CDTUpdated:2018-04-03 16:05 CDT
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