What is Zoom?

Zoom is a web conferencing tool used to meet virtually with others using video, audio, and chat. Participants can make use of screen sharing, a whiteboard tool, breakout rooms, and text chat. Zoom sessions can be recorded and automatically added to Panopto in Canvas.

Activate New Account
Sign in to https://umsystem.zoom.us to activate the account and you will have a licensed account which enables you to meet with up to 300 participants with no time limit.

If you are using a PC or MAC, it is highly recommended that you use the Zoom Outlook plugin (especially for staff), see below for link.

Zoom Resources for Faculty

Zoom Resources for Staff

Zoom Resources for Students

Zoom Client for Meetings PC

The PC web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here.

Zoom PC

Zoom Plugin for Microsoft Outlook PC

The PC Zoom Plugin for Outlook installs a button on the Microsoft Outlook tool bar to enable you to start or schedule a meeting with one-click.

Outlook PC Plugin

Zoom Client for Meetings MAC

The MAC web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here.

Zoom MAC Client

Zoom Plugin for Microsoft Outlook MAC

The MAC Zoom Plugin for Outlook installs a button on the Microsoft Outlook tool bar to enable you to start or schedule a meeting with one-click.

MAC Outlook Plugin

Zoom Webinar Request Form

Anyone within the UM System can request access to a shared Zoom Webinar license for events. These webinar licenses are assigned to a user for a specific date on a first-come, first-served basis.

Webinar licenses allow up to 5,000 attendees and have additional audience moderation options. If you are expecting over 300 attendees, please fill out the Zoom Webinar request form. There is no charge for this service.

https://teachingtools.umsystem.edu/support/solutions/articles/11000084965-requesting-a-zoom-webinar-license

More Information

Zoom software for your phone or tablelet is available for both Android and iPhones. Go to Google Play Store or Apple Appstore to download.

For more information on Zoom related issues, contact information, and help pages please check out the following:

  • For all zoom account related issues(Login, recording, preferences, etc) email keeplearning@umsystem.edu. A ticket will be created for you and a zoom support specialist will be in contact with you.
  • For issues with the zoom app on a Lab or Classroom computer(won’t launch, video issues, audio issues, etc) email ic@umsl.edu or call 314-516-6852.
  • For information regarding remote meetings and zoom, visit Keep Learning’s Zoom Remote Meetings
  • For suggestions on how to incorporate zoom into your teaching, visit UMSystem’s Zoom Teaching Tools