A basic version of Zoom is available for free. However, the University of Minnesota's version of Zoom lets users take advantage of several additional features. This article explores the differences between the two versions.
The basic (free) version of Zoom limits all meetings with 3 or more people to 40 minutes. Zoom@UMN has no length restrictions on meetings.
Number of guests
Basic Zoom limits meetings to 100 people. Zoom@UMN allows meetings of up to 300 people.
The free version of Zoom lets users:
Hold an unlimited number of meetings
Use Zoom's online support materials
Hold instant or scheduled meetings
Record meetings in MP4 and M4A formats onto their computers' hard drives
Hold webinars and large meetings of up to 1,000 people
Add co-hosts or alternative hosts to meetings
Use a customizable personal meeting ID
Use premium audio features like global toll-free and call-out
Record meetings to the Zoom cloud Note: Zoom cloud recording is disabled for UMN community members who are part of the Health Care Component, in order to remain in compliance with HIPAA regulations. Learn more about the HCC