Zoom

Do you want to communicate via audio/video with friends or colleagues in a simple way?

Designed for the ordinary management of webconferences, strategic for the management of activities (educational and not only) during the lockdown period of spring 2020, Zoom is a webconferencing platform that can be used by PC or smartphone and allows you to organize (as host) or participate (as attendee) in video conferences (calls or meetings)

Who is it for?

There are two types of licenses to use Zomm in UniTrento:

  • free license: freely accessible, it allows you to organize webconferences for a maximum duration of 40 minutes with up to 100 simultaneous users
  • edu license (reserved for professors): for distance teaching and for the management of events organized at central University level: up to 300 simultaneous users for an unlimited time

Students who participate as attendees in video lessons are not required a license: they just need to reach the virtual Zoom classroom following teacher's invitation and instructions.

Zoom: important to know

How to start a meeting:

Who organizes a Zoom web conference (meeting) is called a host: he must authenticate himself on the platform and according to the license he has available, he can start the meeting immediately, schedule it for a later time or plan it recursively.

How to participate in a video meeting:

To participate in a meeting organized by others:

How to record a video meeting

The host (and the attendee suitably enabled) has the opportunity to record the meeting to allow other people to watch it later.

 

Main features

Find here some useful operation (for more details Zoom's help center di Zoom):

  • share your screen to show meeting participants what you see on your monitor
  • change the meeting's layout  (e.g. see only the participant who's speaking at that moment or all the participants simultaneously on the grid)
  • turn off your microphone
  • use Zoom's internal chat to send written messages to participants (convenient for example to share a link)
  • set a different audio output  (e.g. replacing the headphones to the speakers or vice versa)
  • add a virtual background 

The host (meeting organizer) can also:

  • mute the microphone of a single participant or all
  • remove a participant
  • activate a waiting room to keep attendee waiting before enabling them to access
  • manage multiple work groups in the same meeting with the break out rooms
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