Web Conferencing

Web Conferencing

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a web conferencing and collaboration tool available to all Indiana University students, faculty, and staff. Anyone with the meeting URL can attend your Zoom meeting and these meetings can be recorded. Zoom provides high-quality audio and video, screen-sharing, annotation tools, breakout rooms, whiteboard tools, and many other tools that facilitate collaboration.

How can Zoom be used to support teaching and learning?

Zoom can be used to:

  • Connect to a guest speaker during class
  • hold virtual office hours
  • support peer tutoring
  • hold class even if the instructor is out of town
  • support student group work
  • deliver and evaluate student presentations

Helpful Resources

Zoom @ IU web site

Using Zoom in Canvas

Zoom User Training (by Zoom)

Zoom Online Workshops (by IU IT Training)

Adobe Connect

NOTE:Adobe Connect, IU's web collaboration and conferencing system, will be retired on August 31, 2017. After a comprehensive pilot evaluation, Zoom has been selected as its replacement. For more, see About the Adobe Connect retirement.

If you would like to save recordings that will be used again, you will need to download those recordings. Over the next few months, UITS will be converting all Adobe Connect recordings to MP4 format, greatly reducing the time it will take to download a recording.  By early summer, you will be able to save the converted files to your computer and upload them to Box or Kaltura.


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