Members of the Rutgers community expressed a strong interest in licensing Zoom for web conferencing, including faculty members and researchers, many of whom have colleagues at other institutions who prefer to use Zoom for connecting and collaborating. Due to this strong demand, the Office of Information Technology is providing Zoom to the university community. Zoom is being offered as one of several web conferencing options for Rutgers faculty, students, and staff, that will complement our existing offerings—namely, Webex and Microsoft Teams—and provide further choice for how we collaborate at Rutgers.Link to this Answer
Some benefits of Zoom include:
- High-quality video and audio support for up to 300 concurrent participants for students and 500 participants for faculty and staff.
- Ability to customize your own virtual backgrounds during a Zoom meeting.
- Easy-to-use tools such as Whiteboard and Annotate to share and collaborate with others.
- Breakout rooms allowing you to split your Zoom meeting into as many as 50 separate sessions.
Rutgers is constantly working with Zoom to ensure that this will be a safe web conferencing solution for our community. Zoom has addressed previous security concerns and continues to make improvements for users.
For additional information about the best practices for privacy and security, please visit the Zoom website.Link to this Answer
Yes, Zoom for Rutgers is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).Link to this Answer
Yes, Zoom will be compatible with Cisco hardware for web conferencing in Rutgers conference rooms.Link to this Answer
No, Zoom only allows being logged in from one instance of each device. If you sign into an additional device while logged into another device of the same type, you will be logged out automatically on the first device.
You can only pre-assign participants that have a Zoom accounts (internal or external Zoom users). When pre-assigning participants using the web portal, you can only pre-assign internal Zoom users that are in the same account. To pre-assign participants that are external Zoom users, import a CSV file.Link to this Answer
If your Zoom meeting has registration or polling enabled, you can generate a registration or polling report. Login to rutgers.zoom.us ->Report->Meeting->Report Type-> Registration Report or Poll ReportLink to this Answer
Deleting meetings on the Rutgers Zoom Web Client is different than the documentation on the Zoom Help Center.
1. Sign into https://rutgers.zoom.us/ and click on Meetings on the left hand panel.
2. You should see the following screen with your meetings listed. When you hover over the meeting with your mouse, Start and Edit buttons will appear and your meeting title will be underlined.
3. Click on the meeting title and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. Delete this Meeting will be located on the bottom left of the screen.
To see screenshots of the process please visit the knowledge base article: https://it.rutgers.edu/zoom/knowledgebase/deleting-meetings-in-the-rutgers-zoom-web-client/Link to this Answer
OIT has authorized certain Zoom authored Zoom plugins, however no Zoom marketplace applications will be approved at this time.Link to this Answer
- Sign into rutgers.zoom.us and select Meetings in the navigation bar on the left side of the screen.
- Choose the meeting to which you would like to add a passcode and select Edit.
- Next to Security, select the box for Passcode.
- In the field provided, enter a meeting passcode no more than 10 characters long.
- Click Save at the bottom of the page.
- Share the new meeting details with your participants, or simply click Copy the invitation and paste them into an email to your meeting invitees.
To enhance security, when you schedule a Rutgers Zoom meeting, you can check a box that says “only authenticated users can join,” which means only participants with Rutgers accounts can enter your meeting. Choosing this feature can also be used as a way to help manage attendance during your classes. If you enable this feature and a participant does not log in with a Rutgers Zoom account, the participant will not be able to attend your meeting. Instructors, students are not automatically enrolled in a Rutgers Zoom account. If you check this setting, please make sure they have signed up for a Rutgers Zoom account in advance of the meeting.
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When scheduling, you can check the box that says, “computer audio only,” instead of allowing your participants to use a telephone to call into your Zoom meeting. This will prevent participants from sharing the telephone number, which does not have a passcode associated with it.
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To enable waiting rooms for your meetings, navigate to rutgers.zoom.us.
Select Settings from the menu options on the left, and then Security.
From this menu, you will see the option to enable waiting rooms by turning the toggle on as shown below.
Additionally, you can control who is put in the waiting room. If you select Users not in your Account, then users in your particular type of Rutgers Zoom account—either Rutgers.zoom.us or Rutgers-HIPAA.zoom.us—will be allowed to join your meeting directly, and other users will be put in the waiting room.
Lastly, you can choose the option Users who are not in your account and not part of the allowed domains and manually enter domains for users who you would like to be able to join the meeting without being directed to the waiting room, as shown below. You can enter domains in the format *.site.edu, for example, *.rutgers.edu would allow anyone with a login address that ends in @rutgers.edu.
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