Zoom is a video communications tool with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. It is an easy tool for both faculty and students to use.
Zoom is ideal for courses that want to accomplish any of the following: virtual office hours, live class sessions, small group sessions, one-on-one meetings, and more!
Getting Started & Tutorials
Visit WKU's Zoom Portal (https://wku.zoom.us) and select Sign in. You will see the WKU Single Sign-on page where you will then use your NetID and password. To get started, see our Faculty or Student sections to find tutorials on usage of this tool.
Ensuring Student Privacy
Follow these guidelines to ensure student privacy when recording Zoom sessions.
Zoom offers desktop and mobile clients as well as add-ons and extensions for popular apps. Visit the Zoom Download Center to get the latest versions.
Joining & Starting
Information about how to host a meeting, join a meeting, invite others, and more topics are available in the Zoom Help Center.
Visit the ITS Knowledge Base for step-by-step help articles related to Zoom at WKU.
Record your session for students who were unable to attend.
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Encourage participants to mute their microphone if they are not speaking.