Web conference with Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can­ be used in an academic setting to facilitate online learning. From small scale virtual meetings to large scale webinars, zoom allows multiple people in different locations to connect virtually.

  • Faculty members can use it to provide lectures, tutorials and office hours. It is also helpful for online meetings, thesis defense, job interviews and guest speakers.
  • Staff can use Zoom to host meetings however, Teams is recommended because it is better integrated with Concordia’s administrative collaboration tools.
  • Concordia students have access to a basic Zoom account with a 40-minute time limit to help facilitate their educational journey at Concordia. Upon request at the service desk they can be granted with a licensed account.
Register for training and learn more about working with Zoom.

Before you begin, please consult Concordia’s Digital Teaching guidelines for essential principals and further information on course delivery options available you. Pedagogical and course planning support is also available through Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.

For Faculty and Staff:
  • Host events with 2 to 300 participants.
  • No time limits.
  • Additional educational features include breakout rooms, group chat, private chat, polling, screen-sharing, and live streaming on third party platforms.
Webinar features (upon request with IITS):
  • Host events or classes with 300 - 1000 participants.
    • Have more than 1000 participants? Please fill in the request form and we will be in touch to assess your needs.
  • No time limits.
  • The webinar format is one-way video and audio to the audience. Chat-based communication is available to the audience for Q&A’s.
  • One licence using large meetings format for 500 participants is also available upon request. (Same format as a standard Zoom meeting)
  • All requests for a webinar licence should be sent at least 5 days prior of the event date.

Who can use it?

Active faculty, staff and students can access Zoom Concordia through the Concordia web conferencing portal  

How much does it cost?

There is no cost associated with this service.

For on-site technical support or equipment loans, please contact the Service Centre.

How to get it

Zoom is accessible to all active Concordia students, faculty and staff via the Concordia web conferencing portal.

Temporary access to webinar services and related on-site support or equipment must be requested via the Technical assistance or Webinar license request form. Requests for additional features can be placed during Service Desk or Service Centre operating hours.

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