Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows both online meeting functionality, video conferencing and mobile collaboration. Free Zoom accounts can be created by anyone, and Victoria University staff can be upgraded to Pro accounts with more features.
Video Conferencing is a medium that allows multiple participants to communicate using audio and video. The technology works locally or globally and allows people to hold interactive meetings which can accomplish many of the points a physical meeting can. It saves people the time and expense of traveling and can be used on a one to one basis or can involve two or more groups of individuals.
With a Zoom free account you can have unlimited time for one-to-one meetings and you can also schedule a conference for up to 40 minutes and a max of 50 participants.
For people to join your meeting, you can send them a link, which will automatically install Zoom or send them your meeting ID number. These details can be found when you sign into your account online at Zoom.us.
Talk to one of our learning and teaching team about using Zoom in your teaching.