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Zoom is a cloud video conferencing software that offers secure, simple, and high quality online meetings, video webinars, group chats and more.

  • Real-time HD video/audio conferencing using your computer or mobile device
  • Online Meetings
  • ​Group Collaboration
  • Phone Bridge(phone conference)
  • White Boarding
  • Annotation and co-annotation
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • ​Interviews
  • Webinars
  • Instant messaging

Zoom FAQs

Who can use Zoom?

Zoom is available to all faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students to initiate or schedule meetings, conferences, etc. Participants invited to those meetings/conferences can be anyone anywhere in the world (they do not have to be UHD students, faculty, or staff).

How can I use Zoom?

You can go to the UHD Zoom portal at https://uhd.zoom.us where you can download & install the Zoom client on your PC, tablet or phone.​
Once installed launch the program and login with the SSO option to use your UHD credentials.

Visit the Getting Started with Zoom page for more in-depth instructions.

Is Zoom available only while at UHD?

No, you can access and use Zoom anytime from anywhere with Internet access. You do not have to be connected to UHD's network, nor do you have to connect via VPN.

How can I learn more about Zoom?

Training sessions will be offered through our Technology Teaching and Learning Center (TTLC). Consult the TTLC for Zoom training dates and times. 

There are also short video materials available on the IT Training page.

Tips for avoiding "Zoombombing"

As COVID-19 has necessitated increased use of telecommuting solutions, there have been instances of public Zoom meetings getting hijacked, or "Zoombombed," by malicious actors.
Zoom has posted a blog with many helpful tips to prevent unintended access to your meeting and/or meeting controls. You can also check out our article on securing your Zoom classes.

The most important tip is to prohibit open access to the screen sharing feature during your meeting. You can disable this setting in your account profile:

  • Log into your Zoom account
  • Click the "Settings" tab on the left side of the screen
  • Search for "Screen Sharing"
  • Under "Who can share?" change the setting from "Participants" to "Host Only" (see screenshot below)
  • Save your changes
And when hosting a public meeting, do not use your personal Zoom Meeting ID. Create a separate meeting event for any link you share publicly.

Best Practices for Securing your Virtual Room

Zoom comes pre-stocked with numerous security features designed to control online classrooms, prevent disruption, and help educators effectively teach remotely.
Follow this link for some best practices for securing your virtual classroom using Zoom.

Things to Know About Zoom Version 5.x

We’re excited to share that Zoom 5.0 is now available! This release delivers one of the most advanced security enhancements to date with support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, which provides added protection for meeting data and greater resistance to tampering.

Please make sure to update your Zoom client.
Follow this link for more information about Zoom 5.x.

Download Official Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Instructions to Install Virtual Backgrounds


  1. Once the ZIP folder is downloaded, unzip the contents of the ZIP file.
    Note: Zoom backgrounds without backdrop will only work with newer PC's which have newer generation processors. 
  2. Launch Zoom Client. 
  3. Log in.
  4. Click on the wheel icon (settings). This is located on the upper right of the client pane.
  5. Select VIRTUAL BACKGROUND.
  6. Select CHOOSE VIRTUAL BACKGROUND by clicking on the plus icon to the right.
  7. Point to the folder with your unzipped images in step 1 above.
  8. Choose your desired background, select and it will install. 
    Note: You cannot install them all at one time. Install has to be done one at a time.
  9. When installed, select the background and you are good to go.
Follow this link for official Zoom Virtual Background Instructions




Last updated 5/13/2020 6:56 AM