Zoom Services

For Students, Faculty, Staff


Zoom is Fordham University's standard software application for online video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones. Refer to Using Zoom for information about instruction, faculty resources, transcriptions, and recordings.

Getting Started

If you need assistance setting up your Zoom account, please contact the IT Service Desk. If you have security concerns about Zoom, please contact the University Information Security Office.

Using Zoom

Zoom help pages

Zoom system requirements

Note: Fordham offers Zoom accounts to current Fordham University students, faculty, and staff only. If you are no longer affiliated with Fordham, your account will be converted to a basic Zoom account which allows the hosting of 40 min meetings. 

How to access

On the web in a browser: To use Fordham Zoom on the web, go to fordham.zoom.us, click on Sign in and log in with your Fordham Username and Password. Or, log in to the Portal at fordham.edu, go to My Apps, and click on the Zoom icon. 

To access via the Zoom desktop App

  1. Click Sign in
  2. Click SSO 

image of Zoom login options

Download to your computer: To download Zoom, log in to fordham.zoom.us. At the bottom of the page, click on Download Client. You'll be taken to the Zoom Download Center. From there click on the corresponding download button and follow the prompts.

Keep your Zoom client download updated Beginning November 1, Zoom will require everyone to update the client to ensure it is no more than nine months behind the current version at any given time. From that point on, you will be prompted to update your software when using the platform, if your version falls behind this nine-month window. To prepare for the new schedule and avoid service disruption, Zoom recommends all customers update to the latest release.

To check for updates, log in to your desktop Zoom, click your photo in the upper right, and then select Check for updates.

Host a webinar

Host online events with up to 500 interactive video participants. To request a temporary subscription for a Zoom webinar, contact the IT Service Desk or log into fordham.edu > My Pages >  Tech Help and submit a request for a Zoom webinar at least 5 business days prior to the event for set up. The temporary subscription will expire after your event has ended. Make sure you are familiar with the Zoom webinar features before starting your event. Compare Zoom meetings with Zoom webinars.

As an alternative, Google Meet can host up to 500 participants without requiring a license. Additionally, the event can be streamed to 100,00 viewers. 

For additional information, visit Zoom webinar support

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