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OIT prepares for July launch of Zoom

Looking for another option for web conferencing? Rutgers plans to make Zoom available to the university community starting in July.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is currently finalizing the details of Rutgers’ agreement with Zoom to provide the service to students, faculty, and staff. Zoom is expected to be ready for general use by mid-July.

“We’re excited to add Zoom to our options for web conferencing and collaboration,” said Michele Norin, senior vice president and chief information officer. “Members of the Rutgers community have been asking for Zoom, and we’re now looking forward to providing this product and the convenience and features it offers.”

William Lansbury, associate vice president in OIT, said staff members are moving forward on the considerable technical work required to launch Zoom at Rutgers. “We are moving quickly to address security and other important issues as we prepare for the launch,” said Lansbury.

Once Zoom is available, an email announcement will be distributed to the Rutgers community with details on how to activate your account. Also, additional information will be shared with current account holders soon.

At launch, Zoom accounts will be available to Rutgers community members who do not currently have a Zoom accounts.  During the summer, OIT will be working to consolidate the existing licenses and accounts into the new, university-wide Zoom agreement.

For additional updates on Zoom at Rutgers, please visit the Zoom section of the Rutgers IT website. For information on other tools for remote work, please visit the Remote Technology Resources page.

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