As the quarter begins, we wanted to remind you of some guidelines and resources related to Zoom that may be helpful for you.

If you need assistance navigating the Zoom tool, or would like tips and tricks to use the tool effectively, you can find help and support documentation at https://zoom.oit.uci.edu

Guidance on Zoom Recording
When using Zoom for lectures, even for synchronous courses, instructors are encouraged to provide recordings as a resource to help students succeed. Instructors maintain all rights on such material. For more guidance on delivering your course content, please see the Teach Anywhere site: https://sites.uci.edu/teachanywhere/home/delivering-content/ 

Please review the privacy considerations under “Remote class and content delivery” for information on best practices: https://privacy.uci.edu/modified_campus_operations.php 

Zoombombing and Zoom Security
Ensure that your Zoom settings are configured correctly for appropriate security: https://zoom.oit.uci.edu/privacy-security/. If you experience a Zoombombing incident, please report it to techprep@uci.edu. Improper use of Zoom by students, including Zoombombing is governed by the student code of conduct and will be handled accordingly.

Activate Your Zoom Account
If you haven’t already, please activate your UCI Zoom account at: https://uci.zoom.us and install the Zoom application before classes begin. In the desktop application, be sure to choose the “SSO” sign in option and enter “UCI” as the company domain in order to sign in with your UCInetID and password. For more information about getting started with Zoom: https://zoom.oit.uci.edu/get-started/ 

Hosting a Zoom webinar or large meeting? If you need to host a secure webinar or a meeting for more than 300 people, UCI faculty and staff can request a temporary Zoom upgrade. View additional information on whether an upgrade is needed and how to request it: https://zoom.oit.uci.edu/webinar-large-meeting-license-options/

Transcripts and Caption: Zoom and Yuja can both provide automatic captions on recordings, which we strongly encourage instructors to use as a best accessibility practice for all students. If you need a live transcript for your classes, view https://zoom.oit.uci.edu/transcription/.

For any assistance with these settings, please contact OIT at techprep@uci.edu.

Sincerely,

Michael Dennin
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Kian Colestock
Associate Vice Chancellor
Chief Information Officer (Interim)