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Zoom video conferencing for faculty, students and staff

September 2, 2020

What do I need to know?
Zoom video conferencing is now available for UFV faculty and staff. Zoom is a secure video conferencing platform that allows participants to collaborate, share screens, and conduct group activities from nearly any device.

UFV Zoom accounts are necessary for those who wish to host meetings. People attending your meeting (including students) will not require an account or license. Faculty will be able to host online sessions in Zoom simply by setting up a recurring meeting and integrating the meeting links into your course content.

What do I need to do?
To learn how to set up and log into your new UFV Zoom account, please visit the UFV Zoom webpage. This page will be your go-to for information on accessing and using Zoom, and provides robust documentation and tips on the app.

Important: UFV staff and faculty Zoom accounts are linked to your UFV employee network account (e.g. smithj and network password). If your web browser is set to auto-fill your username and password, please double check your sign-in information to ensure access to the full-suite of Zoom features.

Details:

Zoom is an additional tool for the coming academic year, and will not replace existing tools, including Microsoft Teams, or Blackboard Collaborate. BlueJeans will be gradually phased out over the Fall term. Support for the transition to Zoom meetings is available through the Teaching and Learning Centre.

The first phase of Zoom implementation is complete and Zoom accounts are enabled for faculty and staff. The second phase will enable students to create Zoom accounts.

Still need more info?
Please visit the UFV Zoom webpage.

If you have any questions about how to use Zoom, please contact askTLC@ufv.ca.

If you experience difficulties with your Zoom account set-up, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Direct: 604-864-4610
Toll-free: 1-888-504-7441 local 4610
itservicedesk@ufv.ca
https://itservicedesk.ufv.ca

 

 

August 20, 2020

What do I need to know?
In partnership with the Teaching and Learning Center, IT Services has secured a Zoom license for UFV and is configuring the service for use in September. The first phase will enable Zoom accounts for faculty and staff. The second phase will enable students to create Zoom accounts.

Zoom is a secure video conferencing platform that allows participants to collaborate, share screens, conduct group activities and more, from almost any device.

Transition planning for Zoom is underway and more information regarding the UFV Zoom Portal and support resources will be shared over the coming weeks.

What do I need to do?
Nothing right now. Once available, if you would like to create and host Zoom meetings, you will require an account. People attending your meeting will not require an account or license. Faculty will be able to host online sessions in Zoom simply by setting up a recurring meeting and integrating the meeting links into your course content.

If you already have a Zoom license, support will be available for transitioning to the new campus-wide UFV Zoom portal. The Teaching and Learning team will be providing faculty support for using the tool effectively and integrating it into course material.

Details:
Zoom is an additional tool for the coming academic year, and will not replace existing tools, including Microsoft Teams, or Blackboard Collaborate. BlueJeans will be gradually phased out over the Fall term and support for the transition to Zoom meetings will be provided.

Still need more info?
If you have any questions, please contact its.communications@ufv.ca

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