UW Zoom Video Conferencing

Service Description

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers high quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems. Founded in 2011, Zoom's mission is to make video and web conferencing frictionless.

Zoom makes it easy for UW faculty, staff, and students to:

  • participate in group video chat during online class sessions
  • host virtual office hours
  • collaborate remotely on research
  • share screens and host real-time video conversations
  • host live web broadcasts to thousands of people worldwide
  • record to the cloud or computer for easy sharing

Operating system agnostic
Zoom software offers the same user experience across Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Mobile friendly
Connect on the go with Zoom iPhone and iPad app and Android app

Phone conference line included
Included with your Zoom Pro account is a phone conference line. Participants of your web conference can simply dial a phone number and code to enter your meeting over the phone. This is helpful when internet access is not available for some of your participants.

HIPAA- and FERPA- Compliance
UW-IT and Zoom have a Business Associates Agreement (BAA) to protect the security and privacy or Protected Health Information in HIPAA UW Zoom Accounts. UW-IT's contract with Zoom also offers FERPA compliance in both Standard and HIPAA UW Zoom Accounts.

Room Systems Compatibility
Zoom can connect with SIP or H.323-based video conference devices like Polycom, Lifesize, and Tandberg.

Service Options

Zoom offers several options to meet your teaching and learning needs.

Zoom Meetings Pro features:

Unlimited meeting duration
Host up to 100 participants per meeting. Purchase add on packages to expand the number of participants.
Vanity meetings URL.
Custom personal meeting ID
Assign a scheduler
Cloud or local recording
Purchase package to connect with H.323/SIP devices
HIPAA compliant account available upon request.
Breakout Rooms (not available with Zoom Webinars add-on)
Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android Compatible
Co-annotation on shared screen
Keyboard/mouse control
Annotate over screen share
Password-protect meeting entry
Turn off audio and video upon meeting entry for privacy
Meeting and webinar recording
Unlimited number of meetings
Real-time captioning
Join by telephone call-in
Desktop and application sharing
Chrome & Outlook plug-ins
Record meetings
Private and group chat


Zoom host accounts are available to UW Faculty, Staff, and Students with a valid UW NetID.

Zoom Meeting Hosts
Meeting hosts must be a UW NetID user. One paid host account is required to host a meeting. Using shared NetIDs is possible, but not recommended. A host account can only host one meeting at a time. Using a NetID that is shared by several people may cause conflicts of meeting times, resulting in a meeting interruption.

Zoom Meeting Participants
Meeting participants don't need a UW NetID, they simply click the meeting URL to join the meeting. No login required.


How to Order

Visit the UW Zoom web order form to learn more about pricing, terms of service, and to submit your order using a UW budget number.

For more information, contact help@uw.edu or 206-221-5000 option 3,0


UW Zoom meeting hosts can host meetings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To host your Zoom meeting in a professional meeting room, reserve the Odegaard Video Studio


UW Zoom is a self-sustaining service and requires a UW budget number to purchase.

Visit the UW Zoom web order form to learn more about pricing, terms of service, and to submit your order.

*Rates are effective through August 31, 2017.

Support Information

Product information and technical support is available to paid UW Zoom host accounts 24/7 from Zoom.

UW related information regarding pricing, terms of service, and how to sign up: