Zoom Video Conferencing

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Access the Service

Access the service by logging in with your primary Netlink ID at uvic.zoom.us

Is this the right solution for you?

There are several centrally supported video conferencing services available to University members.  Each is best suited for different purposes. See our Online Collaboration Tools Comparison to help you select the right service for your needs.

Zoom allows for video, audio, and screen sharing between participants. It can be used from your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.

  • Accessible on multiple devices - attendees can participate in meetings using smartphone, computer, or audio only.
  • Interactive and engaging - collaborative whiteboard and annotation, and remote control of screen. Live polls can be prepared in advance and used during the meeting, with live chat used to ask questions or provide visual feedback.
  • Security compliant - Zoom provides end-to-end encryption.
  • Accessibility for all learners - Ensures that everyone can participate equitably with closed captioning and keyboard shortcuts.

Terms of Service

Please read and agree to the current Terms of Service prior to using Zoom.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign on to Zoom?

Watch our how-to video.

How do I install Zoom?

What do I need to get started?

What if I already have a Zoom account?

Please see our advice page on migrating your account to UVic.

Alumni Zoom Entitlement

On the day a student is awarded a degree, a process is automatically triggered to convert the student’s status to Alumni.

UVic Zoom licences do not include Alumni. Once a student’s status is changed to Alumni, they can no longer sign in to their UVic Zoom account.

In order for those Alumni who are no longer students to join UVic Zoom meetings, two things are important to remember by meeting organizers:

1. Make sure the meeting is set up to allow guests: do not select “Only authenticated users can join: Sign in to Zoom” under Meeting Options.

2. Plan and communicate with invitees how you will identify the Alumni as an expected guest. Guests have to be admitted into the meeting by a host, and having a method to properly identify them is required to prevent unauthorised access to the meeting.

Do you still have questions about Zoom?

Audiovisual and Media Services is currently hosting Zoom drop-in sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays  11AM to Noon for you to raise any Zoom related issues you may have encountered.

To attend a Zoom drop-in session click on the meeting link here: Zoom Drop-in.

 If you would like to arrange for a targeted training session for your administrative unit please email us at uvicav@uvic.ca.