Video Conferencing with Zoom


Zoom is a web-based conferencing system used within the University.  You can use Zoom to hold or attend webinars, meetings, and training.  Faculty may also use Zoom for blended courses, office hours, or student team meetings.

Zoom offers features such as ease of use and set-up, login via WebAccess or a meeting ID, ability to schedule meetings in advance, and recording sessions.  In addition, up to 500 people can participate in a the meeting.

Devices and Locations

You can use Zoom on your desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.  To download the most current version, visit Zoom at Penn State.

In addition, Zoom is available in most classrooms to support remote teaching and learning.  There are also a number of locations on campus which can be used as Zoom rooms

Using Zoom

To learn more about using Zoom, visit Zoom at Penn State.  This site provides several resources for learning how to use Zoom, a link to download the current version of Zoom, and links to login, host, and join a meeting. 

Hints and Tips

Visit our Video Conferencing Tips and Resources page.

Need Help?


BITS can provide assistance in several ways.  These include suggestions for best practices, hosting a Zoom webinar or other large audience Zoom session, and assisting with pre-event testing.  Please submit an IT Ticket well in advance of your event.

Tech TAs

In addition, the University's Tech TAs are available to assist you during your Zoom session. They can assist with in-class support --- like helping with audio or video issues, moderating chat, managing polls, setting up and monitoring breakout rooms, and sharing whiteboards.  To learn more or to schedule a Tech TA, visit Tech TA.

Request A/V Resources

If you need audio-visual resources, please submit an IT Ticket well in advance of your video conference.  DO NOT use CollegeNet to request these resources.