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Zoom Videoconferencing Platform
Posted by James O'Linger on 25 April 2016 03:41 PM

Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. Zoom's web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices. Additionally, Zoom can be used with conventional phone lines for audio conferencing. Finally, this online platform can also connect to existing Polycom, LifeSize, and similar devices.

Zoom support is available for CSUSB students, faculty and staff by the Technology Support Center and training will be offered by ITS Training Team on a regular basis.

Who can request a Zoom Account?

Students, Faculty, and Staff are all eligible for Pro Zoom accounts.

What do I sign in?

Click the sign in link on the Zoom homepage and sign in through the Campus Single Sign On screen with your CoyoteID credentials, which are:

CoyoteID: 001234567
Password: CSUSB Password

What device can I use Zoom on?

Mobile Devices (iOS & Android) through the app, and Windows & OS X machines, as well as joining in via Audio by telephone.

How do I Host or Attend a Meeting in Zoom?

Please visit our Zoom Home page at

Is training for Zoom available?

Zoom Video Tutorials are available at:

Weekly training webinars are available at:

How many participants can join a Zoom Meeting?

200 users can join as participants with our CSUSB Zoom Pro accounts. If there is a need for larger meetings Webinar options are available for up to 3000 users.

Do participants need a Zoom account to join a meeting?

No. Anyone can join a meeting using the Zoom mobile app or desktop application for Windows and Mac. This means you can hold meetings with students, co-workers, or even people who aren’t affiliated with CSUSB without them having to create an account. 

How do I record a Zoom meeting?

Zoom meetings can be recorded from the desktop applications. To do so:

Click the Record button in the main video window. By default, only a host can record a meeting. A host can allow other meeting participants to record through the Participants pop-up menu. Click Participants, then hover over a user’s name and click More and then Allow Record to let that user record the meeting.

*Note: You will have to keep Zoom open after the meeting is over to allow it to process and save the video file. A progress bar will appear after you leave the meeting to show you how long this will take. 

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