Zoom provides video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging.


Zoom hosts and participants can collaborate using audio, video, and screen sharing, recording, breakout rooms, chat, polls, whiteboard and annotation tools, nonverbal feedback and reactions, and more.

Zoom accounts are available to students, faculty and staff; however, only those hosting or scheduling meetings are required to have a Zoom account. Zoom is one of several virtual meeting tool options; UA instructors and students also have access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Microsoft Teams .

Teaching with Zoom

UA Zoom Portal UA users must log into Zoom through single sign-on using their myBama credentials.

An Educator’s Guide to Using Zoom in the Classroom

Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom (PDF)

Zoom Community: Higher Education

Zoom Blog: Education




Zoom Guides and Resources

Visit the CIT Knowledge Base for step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Student Resources

Zoom for Participants

Instructor Resources

Zoom for Hosts

Zoom Support

Technical and access issues

For login and other access issues, contact the IT Service Desk .

College of Continuing Studies instructors and students should contact CCS Online Technical Support .

Teaching and learning

CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Zoom and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.


Zoom Workshops and Webinars

CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Zoom and other UA instructional technologies.

CIT Workshops

Workshops and webinars from CIT and our vendor partners.

Zoom Live Training

Ongoing free webinars from Zoom.