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Zoom is a web conferencing platform that can be used through a desktop computer or mobile device, and allows users to connect online for web conference meetings, webinars and live chat.


Zoom allows users to create and join virtual meeting rooms where they can communicate with each other using video, and audio. Additional features can give hosts and participants the ability to share their screen, share files, and use text chat within the meeting group or privately with others in the meeting.

NDSU has a campus-wide license for all students, faculty and staff which is tied to NDSU credentials. Zoom can be used on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices (including smart phones and tablets). A user can install the app on their desktop and mobile device. Meetings can hold up to 300 people and capability to record is available.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this service


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

Call: 701-231-8685 (option 4)


Free - NDSU has campus-wide license funded by the Student Techology Fee

Using Zoom in Teaching and Learning

After activating your account the next step in using Zoom as a delivery method for your course is to decide where to best place Zoom sessions. Do you want to create the sessions using the web portal? If so, you will need to share the link(s) with your students in the class. Recordings of the sessions will not be viewable to the students unless you copy the recording information and share that link with the students after each session.

NOTE: Recommendation is to create your class sessions in Blackboard, or, if already created in the web portal, Import the session(s) into Blackboard. This provides students with a link to each of the class sessions and recordings within their Blackboard course site.

Teaching with Zoom (Faculty)

Learning with Zoom (Students)

Zoom Webinars

NDSU has a Zoom webinar license available, allowing our users to run a webinar connection for an event. Not all events require or would benefit from being held as a webinar, so please read the materials below carefully and decide if a meeting or webinar would be the best fit for your event. Once you have determined that a webinar is the best option, please submit a ticket to the help desk requesting the feature. Please include the title, date and time of your event and the names of all individuals you would like listed as hosts (need to be NDSU affiliates with current Zoom accounts).

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Keywords:service, software, zoom, video call, conferencing, online, meeting, conference call, screen sharing, web   Doc ID:101957
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-05-11 14:36 CSTUpdated:2022-10-30 12:31 CST
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