Zoom Video Conferencing
Recording Requirements for Live Zoom Sessions
All required class sessions must be recorded to ensure student access. Students may not be able to attend a session for reasons such as poor network performance and time zone differences. Zoom recordings can be saved in Zoom Cloud or locally, then copied to Google Drive. Both options generate links for access with caltech.edu login-only. Watch Caltech-specific tutorials on how to record a Zoom session and how to save to Google Drive, or follow the Google Drive How-To.
Zoom Privacy and Security Updates
Zoom and VPN
VPN is not required for cloud services such as Zoom. For a better experience, IMSS recommends not connecting to VPN while using Zoom.
Zoom Meeting Privacy Recommendations
Additional Privacy Options
Upgraded Zoom accounts allow for a maximum of 300 participants per meeting.
- All Caltech faculty and spring 2020 instructors have been given upgraded Zoom accounts.
- All Spring Quarter 2020 graduate TAs (as known by the Registrar's Office on 3/17/2020) have also been given upgraded Zoom accounts.
Zoom Large Meetings and Webinar Licenses
Learn more about the large meeting and webinar license features and pricing.
Zoom Training and Support
Zoom offers several excellent training webinars to help you get started. You can join an upcoming live training session, or find a recent recording. We highly recommend the Zoom Meetings for Education webinar, for instructors, TAs, and students.
For technical questions related to meetings support please contact Zoom at 888.799.9666 ext.2 or https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362003.
IMSS Help Desk
For other questions, please contact the IMSS Help Desk at 626-395-3500, email@example.com, or https://help.caltech.edu.