Zoom is an easy-to-use, video communication platform that includes video conferencing, recording, phone, chat and screen sharing. Zoom is available to all UB students, faculty and staff. Zoom is integrated with Brightspace for easy access by instructors and students.
Requiring a password to join any meeting or session is strongly recommended, especially if the meeting or session is advertised publicly or widely, or where large numbers of attendees are invited or anticipated.
If using Zoom for teaching and intended only for student use, it is recommended that meeting hosts only share session or meetings links through the class session itself in Brightspace or though MyUB.
Zoom can be added as an External Learning Tool to a class. When students select the link, they will see any meetings scheduled in Zoom through Brightspace as well as any cloud recordings for the course. Instructors can also use this link to schedule new meetings.
Before you can host a meeting with Zoom, you must have the Zoom Desktop Client software installed on your computer or device.
Once a meeting has been created, a link can be added anywhere a rich text area appears in Brightspace such as Content.
A link to Zoom is also available for instructors from the Instructor Only drop-down menu in the course navbar.
Instructors can view all meetings and cloud recordings as well as schedule new meetings.
Once Zoom has been added to a course as an External Learning Tool, students can use it to access previously-recorded Zoom sessions that have been saved to the cloud.