Zoom provides video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging for synchronous classroom and meeting experiences.

Zoom accounts are available to students, faculty and staff through the UA System IITS office. However, only those hosting or scheduling meetings are required to have a Zoom account. Attendees can participate in meetings without Zoom accounts.

When logging in with your Zoom account created by the UA System Office, do not log in with SSO. Use your [myBama_Username]@ua.edu email address.

Get Started with Zoom

About Zoom at UA – Learn more about Zoom on the OIT website.
Zoom Account Request Form – Request your account through the UA Systems IITS Office
Zoom Meetings Training Reference Guide – Resource Guide
Schedule a Zoom Meeting – Meet one time with a unique meeting ID
Schedule Recurring Zoom Meetings – Meet multiple using the same meeting ID and settings
Record Zoom Meetings in the Classroom –  Upload to the cloud for faster and more convenient processing
Record Zoom Meetings at Home – Store locally if you wish, and share with students later by uploading to Panopto
Zoom Best Practices for Instructors – Review CIT’s recommendations for Best Practices in Zoom
Zoom Best Practices for Students – Review CIT’s recommendations for students using Zoom

Create Secure Zoom Meetings

Avoid ZoomBombing – Review your Zoom settings to host secure meetings & avoid unwanted participants
Best Practices for Secure Meetings

Zoom + Other Instructional Technologies

Uploading Zoom Recordings to Panopto – Connect your two favorite instructional video tools
Add a Zoom Link to Blackboard Learn – Make your Zoom link easy to find for your students
Add a Zoom Meeting to Outlook Events – Download the Zoom add-on for web and desktop versions of Outlook

Zoom Tips

Hosting Virtual Office Hours with Zoom – Create a space and time to meet with students
UA Virtual Backgrounds – Bring the Capstone to your meeting with a themed virtual background

Zoom Session Features

Breakout Rooms
Non-verbal Feedback
Virtual Backgrounds
Sharing a Screen

Update Zoom

Updated software is secure software. Keep your software updated by regularly performing software upgrades.  By updating to the latest version, you will receive security patches and updates to ensure the security of your computer and also your meetings. Visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to update.

Additional Information

Zoom Support
How to Zoom YouTube Videos
Zoom Quick Start Videos
Zoom Troubleshooting

Zoom Security Tips
Zoom HIPAA Compliance
Zoom FERPA Guide