Zoom online video conferencing system
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Hold meetings, office hours, study groups, and webinars online.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is an online video conferencing system. It features meeting and webinar capabilities, along with real-time messaging and content sharing. Zoom's predecessor, Webex, will be retired on September 2, 2019. Learn more about the transition to Zoom  |  Compare Zoom and Google Hangouts Meet

Who can use Zoom?

  • Students, faculty, and staff can host meetings for up to 300 people.
  • Faculty and staff can host webinars for up to 500 people.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who are part of the HCC (Health Care Component) will be assigned to a modified instance of Zoom, in order to preserve best practices around Protected Health Information.
    Note: If you are part of the HCC, you will need to take a very brief training before you can access your Zoom account. Access this training by going to zoom.umn.edu and clicking Log In.


  • An accessible interface 
  • Automatic captioning
  • Breakout rooms 
  • Polls, collaborative screen annotation, chat, and more

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Integration into Canvas

A faculty member, instructor, or staff member requested that this tool be integrated into Canvas.

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners


Zoom is funded by the University of Minnesota, at no extra charge to you.