Zoom is a unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution combined into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile devices, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.
The resources below outline the basic steps for getting started using Zoom.
The UK portal can be found at http://uky.zoom.us. Feel free to click the icon to the right to login!
Zoom Pro Account Request
Any UK faculty, Staff or GA/TA can request a Pro account. First, log into Zoom so that your Basic account is created. After you have logged in email us to request that your Zoom account is upgraded to Pro. Once upgraded, you will receive an email with additional instructions.
Faculty and students can access their Zoom Profile by logging into UK Zoom using your Link Blue ID and password. From this account, you can create new meetings, manage your settings, and access links to recorded meetings.
Meeting sessions can be recorded for viewing at a later time. This feature allows instructors to create useful study material and shares meeting content with students who could not attend the live session. Recordings are stored on locally on the as designated by the meeting host. These recording can then be uploaded to and reused in systems such as YouTube, OneDrive or Linked within your Canvas course.
As with any technology, our office encourages you to backup any recording you wish to preserve. If you have any questions regarding this process, we would be happy to assist you.
Zoom Technical Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Zoom are included in the baseline Technical Requirements found here.
For troubleshooting issues, faculty and students may contact Zoom Technical Support 24x7, including Public Holidays. Their contact information can be found here.
Weekly Zoom Training Webinars
Regular training sessions are conducted weekly to familiarize Zoom meeting hosts and attendees with emphasis on best practices. These training sessions are hosted by Zoom and are held online via Zoom Webinar Meeting. You are welcome to register for any live session or view the recording of a previous session. The webinar session schedule can be found here (see Zoom User Training).
If you are interested in additional online resources concerning Zoom Web Conferencing, please visit the Zoom Help Center page.