Topics Map > Services > Teaching, Learning and Classrooms > Web Conferencing

Zoom Collaborative Tools

The new Zoom update provides a set of collaborative tools.


Zoom offers a variety of collaborative tools for communication, productivity, and engagement. These tools include messaging, sharing and recording multimedia content, brainstorming with whiteboards, and more.

Help, consultation, training

IT Help Desk


Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


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


NDSU Zoom account

Getting Started

To use your official NDSU Zoom account, you must first log in to the NDSU Zoom portal to activate your account. 

Best Practices

  • During a Zoom meeting, the host controls all security settings and meeting tools. For more information visit the Zoom Security and Zoom Navigation KB pages. 
  • It is recommended for any NDSU activities including class sessions and work meetings to log into the NDSU Zoom portal or desktop client. Most meeting hosts require authorization to attend. This ensures a secure virtual meeting space for all participants. 
  • It is recommended to use the Blackboard Zoom tool when scheduling class sessions as Zoom meetings. 

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

  • Whiteboard can be used for teaching and visual representation during online classes and for collaborating in a meeting to capture ideas, processes, and concepts
  • Ask questions and gather responses from participants using the poll feature during meetings to keep everyone engaged
  • Send end-of-meeting or webinar surveys to receive feedback from participants as they leave
  • Create a short recording with Zoom Clips to help explain what you are doing and share it easily with others
  • Take notes during meetings right in the Zoom Desktop App to have a digital record of important points
  • Send a Team Chat message to connect with a colleague (Team Chat is used outside of Zoom Meetings)
  • Send chat, audio, and video messages, as well as share files, emojis, screenshots, and more

Universal Design/Accessibility

Related resources

Keywordszoom tools, zoom collab, zoom collaborative, ndsu zoom   Doc ID138190
OwnerSharley K.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2024-07-01 09:39:10Updated2024-07-08 12:49:38
SitesIT Knowledge Base
Feedback  0   0