Zoom Web Conferencing Solution


What should I use for web conferencing? 


What is Zoom?

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video for up to 500 attendees.

Access Zoom

Go to https://minnstate.zoom.us and choose Sign In using your Star ID.

Zoom Help Center

Zoom Live Training Webinars


How Can I Get Help with Zoom?

There are many ways to get assistance with Zoom video conferencing.

You can also request individual or group training with an Instructional Designer.

Zoom Features

Zoom is available to all students, faculty, and staff with Star ID credentials.

Zoom users can:

  • Create a customized personal meeting ID link
  • Schedule a Zoom meeting using Outlook
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Share or annotate on one another's screens
  • Record sessions

o Faculty and staff recordings are saved for 365 days

o Student recordings are saved for 180 days

o Everyone can permanently save recordings to MediaSpace

Helpful Links


How long do we have Zoom? 

Minnesota State has signed a four-year agreement with Zoom that runs from June 14, 2019 to June 13, 2023.

Zoom Capacity

Meeting Rooms have a 300-person meeting room capacity. You can schedule different URLs for each meeting you host or use your Personal Meeting ID as a persistent meeting location. Your account also gets a 500 person webinar space webinar space.  

Zoom Help

  • Microphone and Telephone Audio Help
    If you do not have a microphone (built in or external) available, you have the option to dial in or have Zoom call your phone. There is no charge to use the telephone service. 
  • Video Help
    If your camera and internet connection can handle it, you’ll enjoy HD quality video.  Don’t have a HD camera or a “super-fast” connection to the Internet, no worries, Zoom will accommodate you. See More
  • Recording Help
    Faculty and staff can record their meetings to Zoom’s cloud service or their own computer. Recordings stored on Zoom’s cloud service will stick around for 365 days before they are deleted automatically.  If you need your recording longer, move your recording to the Minnesota State media service, Kaltura MediaSpace.  Faculty and staff can send Zoom cloud recordings directly to their Kaltura MediaSpace account.
    Students can also record meetings to Zoom’s cloud service, but they only hang around 180 days. See More
  • Screen Sharing and Whiteboard Help
    You can share your computer screen or annotate on a whiteboard with Zoom.
    Note: instead of you are used to uploading a file within a meeting that will be displayed to participants, you can do this in Zoom by sharing your screen. See More

Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms can help facilitate small group discussion. See More

Mobile Devices App

Zoom is available on mobile devices in addition to the traditional Win/Mac versions. Zoom has covered all major mobile platforms including iPhones/iPads using iOS, Androids, Chromebooks using ChromeOS, and Linux. See More  

Outlook Calendar Integration

Outlook calendar integration is also available. Add the Zoom plugin to your Outlook account and add a Zoom meeting location right from your calendar invitation. This plugin allows you to send an Outlook meeting invitation with Zoom. See More

Zoom Help Center

You can request assistance directly from Zoom 24 x 7, including public holidays, where agents or technical engineers are available for email or live support.  You can also find self-service guides at the Zoom Help Center or watch some of the Zoom Video Tutorials.  If you need something more directed, attend one of live training sessions provided by Zoom.  Pick a date/time that works for your schedule at https://zoom.us/livetraining.




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Mon 3/28/22 10:05 AM
Mon 3/28/22 10:05 AM