What is Zoom?

What is Zoom?


Zoom is a platform that offers remote conferencing by combining video conferencing, online meetings, chat, mobile collaboration.  It can be utilized by anyone and is free for meetings that have less than 100 participants and have duration of 40 minutes or less.


You will have to set up an account.  A guide for doing this is located here:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users#h_b0c98dfa-d90f-486d-9617-71ab7b41a273


A guide for hosting a meeting for family and friends is located here:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362613-How-Do-I-Host-A-Video-Meeting-


If you have been sent a meeting invite, a guide for joining the meeting can be located here:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting


As always there are some safety tips to keep in mind when utilizing Zoom.  USA Today did an excellent job of summarizing some safety tips. Here is the link:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/04/02/how-to-keep-zoombombing-hackers-away-zoom-safety-tips/5113080002/.  Please review it before using zoom.

Additionally, always remember to be careful with personal data.  This is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as their name, social security number, biometric records, etc. alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.