In partnership with the UA System, Zoom video conferencing is available to students, faculty and staff at UA.
Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging creating a complete conference room solution. Zoom accounts are available to students, faculty and staff; however, only those hosting or scheduling meetings are required to have a Zoom account. Attendees can participate in meetings without Zoom accounts.
The UA System office offers a version of Zoom that is HIPAA compliant. Users with HIPPA-compliant Zoom accounts must change their Zoom password every 120 days.
View informational video resources on Zoom’s website. These videos showcase everything from how to start a meeting to screen sharing and meeting controls.
Zoom requires that all meetings have a passcode or a waiting room enabled. Meetings that do not have a passcode or waiting room enabled will automatically be applied a waiting room. Waiting rooms can be customized to fit the need and audience for your meeting. For more information, visit the Zoom Support website.
Avoid “ZoomBombing” – unwanted participants and content. OIT Security recommends turning off file transfer and annotation when these features are not in use. Remember that you can mute and remove unwanted or disruptive participants if necessary. Meeting hosts can prevent removed participants from rejoining. Additional tips to avoid ZoomBombers are available on the CIT website.
Bring the Capstone to your meeting with a UA virtual background!
To begin using Zoom, fill out the user account request form on the UA System website, or for immediate account creation, visit https://ua-edu.zoom.us. Click Sign In and log in with your myBama username and password to create your account.
Faculty will receive a Zoom Pro account, staff and students will receive a Zoom Basic account. Zoom Basic allows for 40 minute maximum length meetings. If staff need a Pro account for longer meetings, OIT recommends requesting a Zoom Pro account for your department to share.
Zoom Pro accounts can host meetings with up to 300 attendees, Zoom Basic accounts can host meetings with up to 100 attendees. Zoom webinar licenses are available through the UA System at an additional cost.
Please note that if you’ve previously established a trial or free Zoom account, you will need to remove the application from your machine in order to utilize the UA enterprise license.
Available free of charge to academic and administrative departments, students, faculty, and staff.
This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices. This license is administered through the UA System.
Visit the Zoom website for quick reference tools and other guides.