Zoom Online Meetings
Zoom is Fordham University's standard software application for online video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones.
If you need assistance setting up your Zoom account, please contact IT Customer Care. If you have security concerns about Zoom, please contact the University Information Security Office.
Go to the Zoom webinar page for hosting and licensing information.
View recorded training webinars for Zoom and other resources.
To start a Zoom meeting:
Zoom Video Instruction
- Schedule a meeting
- Joining a meeting and configuring audio and video
- Meeting controls
- Recording a Zoom meeting
- Sharing your screen and annotation
- Fordham Zoom virtual backgrounds
- Setting up breakout rooms
Faculty Technology Services Resource Page
- Google site on Zoom
- Use the Zoom tool in Blackboard (schedule meetings directly from your course in Blackboard)
Enable Live Transcriptions in Zoom (AI-based Closed Captioning)
The host must first enable their meeting's Auto-Transcription feature to make Zoom's native AI-based closed captioning available to participants.
If you are the meeting host, click the CC Live Transcript icon at the bottom of the Zoom window and select Enable Auto Transcription.
When meeting participants click the CC Live Transcript icon, closed captioning will appear on their screen.
Stored and Accessible Recordings
Record your meetings to the cloud if you intend to share them with others. Meetings recorded to the cloud will produce an automatic transcript. The option to record to the cloud will appear when you initiate the recording. Cloud recordings are deleted from Zoom after 30 days. Use Panopto to store, view, and share your recordings for an unlimited time.
Before posting your recording, it must be ADA compliant. Review the transcript for accuracy; this is the only way you can be sure it's ADA compliant. The transcript can be displayed within the video itself, similar to a closed captions display. If you plan to share your recording with others, please do not record it locally.
Zoom Safety Tips
From Zoom's official blog: Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event