Zoom is a web conferencing system that offers a variety of interactive features to help you collaborate and connect online. Zoom can be used to host an unlimited number of classes, office hours and meetings online that can last up to 24 hours. It is available at https://umd.zoom.us and as an integration in ELMS-Canvas.
Your University of Maryland Zoom account supports meetings with up to 300 participants. You can increase your participant limit to 1000 by contacting the Service Desk.
Support articles covering features such as polling, chat, file sharing and desktop sharing support engagement and collaboration are available. Sessions can be scheduled on the fly or in advance. Sessions can be recorded and will be saved locally when you end the meeting.
IMPORTANT: Certain student, faculty and staff information and privacy are protected by federal, state and other laws. Be sure you are meeting legal standards when using UMD audiovisual recording systems. Learn how to protect yourself and other UMD community members by reading this article on how to protect student privacy and personally-Identifiable Information in UMD audiovisual recording systems.
All meetings held in Zoom that include course content or student information are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Generally, student meetings and classes should NOT be recorded unless necessary.
When recording class sessions or meetings in Zoom follow the steps below to protect student privacy.