Zoom Web Conferencing (Main Article)

General Information

What is Zoom?
  • Zoom is a web conferencing system. It supports video and audio over the Internet, screen sharing, meeting recording, whiteboard, Outlook calendar integration and use on mobile devices.
  • Active Minnesota State students, faculty and staff can host meetings for up to 300 people. Faculty and staff can host webinars for up to 500 people. Zoom is funded by Minnesota State at no extra charge to you.
How do I access Zoom through Minnesota State?
I am a New student / employee, how do get and activate my Zoom account?
  • New Students / Employees are automatically provided a Minnesota State Zoom Account. To Authenticate your account, this simply means logging into your Minnesota State Zoom account for the first time.
Do I need to install the Zoom desktop or mobile client to participate Zoom meetings?

How To Resources:

Create online meetings, webinars, and events that leverage video, chat, breakout rooms, screen-sharing, and whiteboards.

Articles in our Knowledge Base and Minnesota State Resources

Securing Zoom

  • Requiring participants to sign in with their StarID and password before joining a meeting is the simplest way for Minnesota State Users to secure Zoom meetings.
  • It is strongly encouraged that all Zoom users change their settings to enable the Waiting Room for all your meetings.
  • Individuals without a StarID are placed in the Zoom Waiting Room awaiting admittance from a Meeting Host; this setting is the default setting for those using the Minnesota State Zoom service (https://minnstate.zoom.us).
  • If you are signed into the Zoom app with your StarID, you'll bypass the Waiting Room and join your meeting without delay.

Captioning Services

Captioning and Accessibility Features

Metro State Brand Toolkit and Zoom Virtual Backgrounds (employees)

Learning Resources

Support Resources

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