Zoom Guide

Student Groups Now Have Access to Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing platform used at the University of Pennsylvania that allows users to perform synchronous (real-time) functions including host online meetings, participate in group messaging, and share video and audio content. The software is cloud-based and works on desktop, laptop and mobile operating systems including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Linux.

Your Zoom account is an Educational license, which has the same features as the Business license except the pooled storage is reduced to 0.5GB per user.  Users cannot share accounts. You can use the following vanity URL to begin signing in: https://studentorgs-upenn.zoom.us/

Getting Started

Before you can use Zoom, you must install the Zoom software for your device. You can sign into Zoom using the email and password you generated from the invite link. Please note that your Zoom account is not to be shared with others. It’s a good idea to install Zoom software ahead of time so it doesn’t delay your first meeting; however, if you haven’t yet done that, Zoom will automatically start downloading the application to your device. You’ll need to install it before you can start your meeting.

Quick Tips

How do I login into Zoom?
How do I host a meeting?
How do I join a meeting?
How do I schedule a meeting?
How does a host control a meeting?
How do I record a meeting?
How do I transcribe a Zoom recording?
How do I share my screen?

Privacy and Security

Zoom Privacy and Security Measures
See how Zoom is addressing security issues from Zoom CEO, Eric S. Yuan.
Zoombombing Allows Uninvited Guests Join a Zoom Session
Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom
How to defend your virtual meeting from uninvited, malicious guests