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Zoom for Communications

What is Zoom?

Zoom is an application that allows cross-platform chat and video conferencing. It’s a tool for meetings and communication wherever there is a WIFI or Cellular signal. The college utilizes Zoom because it is so widely available especially through the College’s use of Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.

Video Conferencing:
Up to 720P HD Video
HD Voice
Hosting large meetings of up to 100 participants
Unlimited 1 on 1 meetings
Active Speaker – When a user is speaking it allows their video to be highlighted through all participants in chat.
Full Gallery – Allows 20 video feeds per screen

Chat Features:
End to End Encryption
Fully HIPPA compliant
Private and Group Chat
Virtual Backgrounds
Join by telephone call-in
Screen sharing

What are Pro Accounts?

Pro accounts have all basic features but also allow an unlimited meeting duration, as opposed to the Basic-Account’s 45 minutes. There are currently a limited number of Pro Accounts, and the Service Desk will speak with users and see which is the best account per user.

How do I acquire Zoom?

Faculty and Staff can create a Zoom account by going to and logging in with your email address and password.

Students can create free Zoom accounts by going to and creating an account with your Toro email address and password.

The Zoom application download link can also be found by going to

Where can I learn more about Zoom?

For additional resources and training videos, please visit: