Zoom Video Conferencing

ZOOM: To Connect to a meeting, Start a meeting, Configure your account. 

Choose between Faculty or Staff accounts:

Zoom Faculty

Zoom Staff

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a web conferencing tool used to meet virtually with others using video, audio, and chat. Participants can make use of screen sharing, a whiteboard tool, breakout rooms, and text chat. Zoom sessions can be recorded and automatically added to Kaltura My Media in Canvas.

Zoom users can choose either a 
Basic or Pro user account.

Basic account should meet most needs and has the following capabilities:

  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Access to online support
  • HD Video and Voice
  • Active speaker view
  • Full screen and gallery view
  • Dual stream for dual screens
  • Join by telephone call-in  
  • Desktop and application sharing
  • Ad hoc or scheduled meetings
  • Google Chrome and Outlook plug-ins
  • MP4 of M4A local recording
  • Private and group chat 
  • Host controls
  • Raise Hand
  • Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android support
  • Host an unlimited number of meetings (one meeting at a time)
  • No time limit for 1-on-1 meetings
  • 40 minute time limit on meetings with 3 to 100 people.

Pro account is necessary if a Basic account will not meet your requirements.  A Pro account includes the following additional capabilities:

  • No meeting duration limits
  • Custom personal Meeting ID
  • Ability to have another person schedule meetings on your behalf
  • 1GB of MP4 or M4A cloud recording

Zoom Resources for Faculty

Adding a Zoom Session in Canvas (pdf document)
Using Zoom for Virtual Meetings (pdf document)
Recording and Sharing a Zoom Session (pdf document)

Zoom Resources for Staff

Using Zoom for Virtual Meetings (pdf document)
Recording and Sharing a Zoom Session (pdf document)

Zoom Resources for Students

Using Zoom for Virtual Meetings (pdf document)


 For More Information

For more information on Zoom or to setup a conferencing session, please email ic@umsl.edu. Or call 314-516-6852

Please allow 3 full business days to get your account activated.


Download Center

Zoom Client for Meetings

The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here.

Zoom Client

Zoom Plugin for Microsoft Outlook

The Zoom Plugin for Outlook installs a button on the Microsoft Outlook tool bar to enable you to start or schedule a meeting with one-click.

Outlook Plugin

Zoom software for Android or iPhone

Zoom software for your phone or tablelet is available for both Android and iPhones. Go to Google Play Store or Apple Appstore to download.