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What is it

Zoom video conferencing allows you to engage in multi-person video or audio meetings using software installed on your computer, without the need for dedicated video conferencing hardware. Zoom combines cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. 

With Zoom, you can:

  • Bring in an expert from a distance to share information with your class
  • Host online meetings, office hours, or recitations for people at a distance
  • Record a presentation or demonstration from your own computer
  • Share your screen to show how to solve problems, use software, or navigate a website
  • Encourage collaboration or discussion via the main meeting room or group breakout rooms
  • Archive information for people to view later at their own pace

Access Your Own Zoom Instance

Penn State has its own instance of Zoom and you have your own special instance of the tool that gives you full pro access.