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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:

Navigate to You will be redirected to My. Fordham for single sign on. Login to Zoom with your Fordham credentials; you may be asked for multi-factor authentication

Zoom Video Instruction

Faculty Technology Services Resource Page

Enable Live Transcriptions in Zoom 

  • Go to and sign in with your access IT ID
  • On the Meetings From the left-hand menu, go to Settings
  • Under the "Meetings" tab, select In Meeting (Advanced) 
  • Look for Closed Captioning and check the Enable live transcriptions service to show transcripts on the side panel in-meeting.
  • When you are in a meeting, enable live transcriptions by clicking the CC Live Transcript button on the bottom of your Zoom control panel, to the right of the Record button. Select Auto Transcription. The accuracy rate of the transcription is 80-90%.

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. Zoom cloud recordings will be deleted from Zoom after 90 days. On January 1, 2021, cloud recordings will be deleted 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.

How to automatically transcribe cloud recordings

General instructions for cloud recording Zoom meetings

Instructions to initiate closed caption during Zoom meetings

Zoom Safety Tips

From Zoom's official blog: Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event