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 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

Zoom Tips

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

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
Zoom Quick Start Videos
Zoom Security Tips
Zoom HIPAA Compliance
Zoom FERPA Guide