Zoom is a cloud-based, web collaboration service that connects multiple conference rooms and remote users for online classes, meetings and group projects.
***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.
Zoom's Response: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2019/07/08/response-to-video-on-concern/?subscribe=success#548
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.
- 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.