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Web conference with Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can­ be used in an academic setting to facilitate online learning. 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 may also use Zoom to host meetings but are recommended to use Teams since it is better integrated with administrative collaboration tools.

Concordia students also have access to a basic Zoom license with a time limit of 40 minutes to help facilitate their educational journey at Concordia.

IITS is also offering upon request, a webinar service which provide to Concordians the ability to hold an online seminar or other presentation, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter and ask questions through a Q&A chat.

If you would like assistance with recording a lecture on campus, please fill out the Class/laboratories onsite recording support form.

Please note: for information on how to use Zoom in an academic setting, see the tools and resources developed by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Available features:

Concordia’s Zoom licence:

  • 2 to 300 participants per web conferencing session with no time limit.
  • No time limit and additional educational features like breakout rooms, group chat, private chat, polling, screen-sharing, and live streaming on third party platforms.

Webinar event licence (available upon request):

  • Webinar events or classes for between 300 participants and 500 participants with no time limit.
  • For events/classes that needs more than 500 participants, we have few options available, please fill-in the request form and we will be in touch to assess your needs.
  • The webinar format is a one-way video and audio to the audience with chat-based communication (Q&A) for the participants.
  • More details about the difference between both options are listed in the FAQ section.

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.

Refer to the Equipment loan & rental page if on-site technical support or equipment loan is required.

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff and faculty may also request the loan of a webcam, microphone, laptop and mobile internet connection device through this form.

How to get it

Service availability




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