Announcing… Zoom Video Conferencing Service for NCCE!
Zoom is a popular video and web conferencing service that can be used to host small and large meetings and webinars. It works with Macs, Windows and mobile devices. Anyone can join a Zoom meeting, but hosting a meeting requires a Zoom account.
Extension Administration recently purchased a limited number of Zoom Pro accounts for “check-out” use by N.C. Cooperative Extension employees. Pro accounts offer the ability to schedule meetings of unlimited duration, record your sessions on your local devices, and participate in sessions by phone or web.
Extension Information Technology created a “Zoom tool” to make it easy for you to access one of the accounts, schedule and manage your meetings.
Zoom is similar to DELTA’s Blackboard Collaborate, but some people find it easier to use for hosting meetings with a face to face feel, and less of a challenge for attendees who aren’t as comfortable with video and web conferencing meetings. Zoom is not intended to replace Blackboard Collaborate, but it is an additional video conferencing option that might make meeting virtually easier for you.
How to start using Zoom:
- Refer to this factsheet about EIT’s new Zoom service
- Consider attending EIT’s upcoming Zoom Test Drive training
We think our system of sharing accounts will work well for most of you. If you find you love Zoom and you’d rather obtain a dedicated account, please check with EIT to obtain an account within our system at our volume discount.