Introducing… Zoom!

Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by

Zoom is our new video conferencing application and it has some fantastic features, including: breakout rooms, whiteboard options, host controls, waiting room, polling, plus many more. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 300 users, share their video, audio, and screen, plus, all of that can be easily recorded. The application (computer or mobile device) allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number.

To get started with Zoom at Gustavus, please navigate to https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/, click Sign In, and login using your Gustavus Credentials. 

Please note: Some preexisting Zoom users—those who originally used their Gustavus email address—may encounter issues when signing in to their accounts. We encourage you to contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 if you experience any difficulties. 

Training

Upcoming Webinars – all are welcome!

Zoom 101: Getting Started

  • Wednesday, July 29 from 2pm – 3pm
  • Friday, July 31 from 10am – 11am
  • Tuesday, August 4 from 3pm – 4pm

Zoom 101: Advanced Features

  • Wednesday, August 5 from 10am – 11am
  • Tuesday, August 11 from 3pm – 4pm

Webinars are always being added, so please visit https://gustavus.edu/calendar/?search=GTS for a complete list of all upcoming webinars and links to them. Zoom also offers webinars that you are welcome to attend: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911 

The addition of Zoom comes as a result of GTS’s ongoing planning process to prepare for fall–a process that all of you have supported by providing feedback, attending webinars, and completing surveys. Thank you for your guidance and participation! To learn more about these efforts, please read the Planning for an Adaptable Campus Environment overview at
https://gts.blog.gustavus.edu/2020/07/21/planning-for-an-adaptable-campus-environment/.

 

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