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Zoom Videoconferencing is available at UTMB!

Zoom is available to UTMB faculty to support teaching from a distance. Faculty can contact their departmental contacts to request a Zoom account. It will be integrated with Blackboard, and you can host and join meetings from your mobile device, desktop client or the web.

Note: Links with  indicate a video is available in addition to text help.

System Requirements

System Recommendations
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

Note: Zoom will not work over a virtual desktop connection 

Getting Started

Choose the Session Format - Zoom supports Webinars and Meetings
Use their comparison to choose the best format for your teaching, but briefly meetings are designed for collaboration and all participants can screen share, turn on their audio/video, and see others in attendance. Webinars are designed for the host and designated panelists to present/share their screen, audio, & video. Most attendees will be view-only and can interact via Q&A, chat, and polls.

Other Help

Need Help?

Contact Academic Computing

  • Phone: 409-772-4176
  • Email

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