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There are two types of accounts: Basic and Pro. Pro accounts will allow you to host classes or conference sessions without time limitations. Basic Zoom accounts are free but come with 40 minute hosting limitations for more than 2 total participants. Request a Zoom account. The type of account that is setup for you will be determined by the information entered into the linked form.
Students or those attending your sessions do not require either type of Zoom account. Instead, attendees will use the information provided by the host to connect to the session. See instructions to join a meeting.
You may want to consider these 6 Tips to Deter Zoom-bombing while setting up your Zoom sessions.
When you are teaching in a classroom and using Zoom to record and engage with remote students; you don’t have time to upload that recording and share it with your students before the next class begins. However, if you record your lecture to the cloud, it is automatically available on your zoom account to share with your students via Moodle or Canvas. When you start a Zoom meeting, just select Record to the Cloud on the Record option.
To access your cloud recordings, can login to http://semo.zoom.us/ and select Recordings on the left menu to see a list of your Cloud Recordings. There is a Share option on the left to get a link to the recording for your students.
NOTE: By default, all recordings have a passcode assigned. You can change and share that passcode, or if you like, you can turn the passcode off.
Storing recordings to the cloud is easy and convenient, but it isn’t free. We have purchased additional storage, but it is still limited. We ask that you help us manage our overall storage use by limiting the number of recordings you keep in the cloud. One approach would be to leave your recordings in the cloud for up to two weeks for your students to review; then download it to your local computer and delete it from the cloud. You can also upload the recordings to Office 365 Stream or Canvas Studio for longer term storage if you want your students to continue to have access to them.
This video will demonstrate how to download a cloud recording and then upload it to Canvas Studio. You need to login to Office 365 to watch the video: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/4c65a482-56c2-47f6-8e3b-165e4d733426
If you are planning to record video using Zoom, but not in a classroom, please record to your local computer if possible. Then you can upload that video to Canvas Studio or Office 365 Stream. We would like to prioritize the use of cloud storage for classroom use when there is little time to retrieve and post videos.
Due to the mixed format courses, some of our students may have schedules with a face-to-face course immediately followed by a synchronous Zoom course or vice versa. Students may not have time to travel home or to off campus locations for attending the synchronous sessions. For that reason, IT has identified spaces students can use to participate in their Zoom meetings.
Zoom is focused on information security and privacy, two major components of the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance. Zoom does not monitor, view, or track video or audio contents of meetings. And Zoom does not share customer data with third parties.