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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

IMSS encourages users to follow the Zoom Meeting Privacy Recommendations which address Zoom Privacy and Security concerns. These recommendations will help mitigate ZoomBombing and Zoom War Dialing. In addition, it is important that users maintain their Zoom client updated.

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

Zoom Resources

Getting Started

Meeting Host

Meeting Participant

Additional Resources

Zoom Licensing

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, help@caltech.edu, or https://help.caltech.edu.