Last Update: July 7, 2020 1:13 pm

Getting Started with Zoom

A key component of the campus social distancing, remote teaching, and telework strategy is using the powerful remote meeting tool Zoom. Zoom can be used to host and attend remote instruction, hold meetings, and collaborate digitally with colleagues, classmates, and friends. Zoom can be used on any computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Zoom enterprise licensing is available for all UCI faculty, staff, and students.

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Zoom for Instructors

Zoom can be used to host and attend remote instruction. Zoom can be used on any computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Zoom enterprise licensing is now available for all UCI faculty, staff, and students. Zoom meetings will allow up to 300 attendees per session over an unlimited number of minutes.

Instructors with more than 300 students: OIT has configured webinars, which support up to 500 participants. If you are teaching a Spring 2020 class with 300 or more students, you should have received an email with your webinar details on 3/25. If you have not received webinar details for your 300+ student class, please email techprep@uci.edu for assistance as soon as possible.

You can facilitate interactive meetings in real-time, video chat, create polls, screen share, and share documents. Live sessions can also be recorded and distributed to enable access by participants who are unable to attend live sessions.

You can sign up for Zoom by visiting https://uci.zoom.us and signing in with your UCInetID and password.

If you already have an account you will be asked if you want to migrate it, which will move all your data to the campus instance and close the older account.

Zoom for Students
Zoom for Staff

Zoom Security and Accessibility

Known Issues

Migrating an Existing Zoom Account (Faculty and Staff)

If you were already using Zoom, you can migrate your old account to your UCI Zoom Professional account.

For Zoom questions, please email oit@uci.edu

Temporary licenses for meetings of 300+ people (Faculty and Staff)

A small number of UCI Zoom Temporary Upgrade licenses are available to UCI faculty and staff for periods of 7 days or less. During this window, the license will be available to one UCI Zoom account holder. UCI Zoom Upgrades licenses are non-transferable.

We recommend you schedule your start date one or two days before your event and your end date one day after your event.

On the start date and the ending date, the UCI Zoom Temporary Upgrade license will be applied or removed from an existing UCI Zoom account holder and an email will be sent as confirmation. No additional actions are necessary. Zoom Cloud recordings will remain available after the upgrade license is removed.

Submitting this form DOES NOT mean you will be approved. An administrator will review the request and:

  • IF APPROVED, a UCI Zoom Upgrade license will be reserved, the event will be scheduled on a master calendar, and an acknowledgment will be sent to the requestor.
  • IF DENIED, an email will be sent with an explanation.

Please review the differences between a Zoom Meeting license upgrade and a Zoom Webinar license upgrade BEFORE submitting your request:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005474943-Meeting-and-Webinar-Comparison

At the present time, there is no fee for this service.

Request an upgrade

Recent Zoom Updates

Critical Updates to UCI Zoom Scheduled for June 19, 2020

June 18, 2020

On Friday, June 19, UCI will be releasing a series of enhanced features which may affect your meetings. Please review the below updates and contact oit@uci.edu if you have any questions. Continue Reading Critical Updates to UCI Zoom Scheduled for June 19, 2020

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UCI Zoom Webinar & Large Meeting licenses now available for short-term use

May 29, 2020

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is offering a new UCI Zoom Temporary License Upgrade service to faculty and staff who wish to host a presentation-style webinar for up to 1,000 participants, a moderated discussion, or a collaborative meeting with up to 500 participants. Continue Reading UCI Zoom Webinar & Large Meeting licenses now available for short-term use

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Prevent Zoom Bombing

April 30, 2020

  UCI Community, In light of recent Zoombombing incidents, a new resource has been created to help hosts ensure that Zoom meetings, events and classes are configured correctly, preventing disruption from bad actors seeking to post inappropriate images or video, hate speech, harassing commentary, threats and other disruptive content. Nearly all Zoombombing incidents can be… Continue Reading Prevent Zoom Bombing

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Zoombombing Incident Update

April 21, 2020

Dear Campus Community, UCI again experienced an incident of Zoombombing yesterday during a public lecture event. Zoombombing describes an individual or a group of individuals misusing Zoom features to interrupt a meeting or class, often with criminal, vulgar, or inappropriate images or chat messages. These incidents are unacceptable at UCI. If you experience Zoombombing, please… Continue Reading Zoombombing Incident Update

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