Zoom Video Conferencing, a videoconferencing service offered through the university which allows you the ability to connect with collaborators and meeting attendees from across the world without worrying about the compatibility of software and hardware platforms and devices. Zoom may not be used with some specific types of Sensitive data, including Protected Health Information (PHI) regulated by HIPAA. U-M is working with Zoom on a Business Associate's Agreement (BAA), which is required by HIPAA.
This Quicknote is intended for current students, faculty staff, alumni, and anyone who would like to know more about using Zoom for videoconferencing. Please note that an active university account is required in order to host or initiate Zoom meetings.
In order to capture the best experience, you will need a computing device, an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam. U-M Zoom accounts are available to all active faculty, staff, and students on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses and in Michigan Medicine. Alumni, retirees, and non-university participants can attend Zoom meetings without a university account, but cannot host or initiate Zoom meetings.
Zoom can be used to participate in group video chat during online class sessions, share screens, and host real-time video conversations. With features that include the ability to record and store sessions in the cloud securely.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Zoom, please contact Ann Arbor ITS for assistance. Alternatively, visit the link UM-AA Zoom Documentation for more information about getting started with Zoom.