Talk, See, Share: Zoom Delivers Live Web Conferencing to UNH

September 30, 2016

by UNH IT Staff

 

UNH now has a campus-wide license for Zoom.  Zoom is an easy-to-use web conferencing and web classroom platform.  Zoom was first introduced to UNH by the Institute on Disability, College of Health and Human Services, and Institute on Health Practice and Policy in March 2015. Use rapidly expanded to over 500 users in the next 18 months.  Zoom’s features, quality, support, and ease of use led to it topping an Academic Technology review of all web conferencing tools in use on campus.  The campus-wide license, funded by USNH shared services, now makes the service available for all users and provides significant cost savings compared with previous web conferencing products.

 

 

You can use Zoom to:

  • Talk - conference with up to 50 people by computer or telephone
  • See - high-quality, two-way video from all attendees
  • Share - anything on your computer can be shared with the whole meeting

Zoom may be used for live class sessions, project meetings, job interviews, guest presentations, office hours, thesis committees, and more.  

All UNH faculty, staff, and students have a Zoom Pro license that allows you to host as many 50 person meetings as you like for whatever purpose.  Zoom supports a range of platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and Blackberry.  Anyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone and an Internet connection, anywhere in the world, can be invited into your Zoom meeting.

Users of other paid web conferencing products like GoToMeeting or WebEx are encouraged to switch to Zoom to save money.  There are no direct costs to departments or individual users of Zoom.  Departments using some features like toll-free call-in numbers do need to pay for the charges they incur.

To get started with Zoom, go to http://zoom.unh.edu for more information and to log in with your normal UNH username and password.  Zoom’s support is available 24/7 in case you have any issues getting your computer or mobile device setup and connected.  Links and phone numbers for Zoom’s support are also at http://zoom.unh.edu.

If you are interested in discussing how Zoom could be used in your teaching, the Media and Collaboration group within Academic Technology are available to help.  You may contact them to discuss Zoom by emailing media.collaboration@maple.unh.edu.

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