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Zoom is a cloud-based, web collaboration service that connects multiple conference rooms and remote users for online classes, meetings and group projects.

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Features

***Zoom is available to faculty and staff at UNL beginning January 2018.

  • Zoom features high-quality video, audio and group chat from both mobile and desktop apps. 

  • Information Technology Services and Nebraska Extension piloted the service during the 2016-17 academic year. Based on positive feedback from the pilot users, we are excited to provided Zoom and ilos to campus as a user-friendly collaborative technology option.

  • Zoom integrates with Canvas, the new learning management system at the University of Nebraska. 

Getting Started

7-9-19 Attention
A same day exploit has been discovered that allows hackers to potentially hi jack your MAC video camera in a Zoom meeting
Fortunately this situation is easily prevented by taking the following precaution:
Open your Zoom application and click on Preferences in the menu in the upper right hand corner
In the resulting window choose Video, then Meetings in the pane in the center of the app
Check the box entitled "Turn off my video when joining a meeting"
You may turn your camera on manually when you wish to use it but this should prevent a bad actor from using it without your knowledge
You will now be required to turn your video camera on manually when you enter the meeting but the remote possibility that you may be pulled into an unwanted meeting with your camera on is eliminated.
Service
  • 4,500 Pro licenses available to UNL faculty and staff: the pro license allows for meeting rooms with 100 attendees. 
  • UNL Zoom training available at go.unl.edu/learnzoom
  • To use Zoom service at UNL. Visit https://unl.zoom.us/ to claim your Zoom account.
  • Please do not visit https://zoom.us/ instead; if you do you will only get a basic account with a meeting time limit of 40 minutes.
  • Use the Zoom Meeting Request Form to request a large room (100-300 attendees) or webinar (1000 attendees). All requests must be made one week is advance to accomodate campus users.
  • The Zoom Help Center provides in-depth tutorials and one-minute instruction videos for users.

Service News

Transition to Zoom
Monday, January 29, 2018

Zoom training available at training.unl.edu

If you currently have content stored in your Adobe Connect content area you may download it by following these instructions: https://its.unl.edu/services/zoom/transition...

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Customer Relations Manager

Marcia Dority Baker

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