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About Zoom

Zoom is an application that allows for audio and video conferencing, both scheduled and on-demand.


Is Zoom the right application for you?

Check out this quick comparison table that shows use cases for Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx, and Zoom. It's important to look at these recommendations to choose the best web and videoconferencing tool for your work requirements.


There are two types of Zoom accounts you can choose from:


Basic account:

  • 40 mins limit on group meetings (3 or more participants)
  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Unlimited 1 to 1 meetings (no time limit)
  • Unlimited number of meetings

License account:

  • Host up to 300 participants
  • No time restriction for meetings
  • Unlimited number of meetings

You must access Zoom through the McMaster Zoom Portal from your computer (PC or Mac using your browser). You may also use your tablet, or mobile device whether Apple or Android (using either the browser or an available app).


Logging in through your web Browser

  1. Open any web browser and navigate to https://mcmaster.zoom.us
  2. Select the "sign in" button
  3. Enter your MacID followed by @mcmaster.ca. Press Next
  4. Enter your MacID password. Press Next
  5. You may be asked if you would like to stay logged in. Select your choice
  6. You will then be taken to Zoom profile

Logging in through the Desktop Zoom App

  1. Go to https://zoom.us/download
  2. Locate the Zoom client for Meeting and select download. The site will automatically detect your operating system and download the proper version.
  3. Install the software and launch it.
  4. At the log in screen, Select "Sign in with SSO"
  5. Enter the comapny or domain as "McMaster", then Continue
  6. Enter your MacID followed by @mcmaster.ca. Press Next
  7. Enter your MacID password. Press Next
  8. The Zoom desktop application will then be logged in and you may commence using the application.

Logging in through the Mobile Zoom App

  1. Go to https://zoom.us/download
  2. Locate the Zoom Mobile Apps and select download for the type of device.
  3. Install the software and launch it.
  4. At the log in screen, Select "Sign in with SSO"
  5. Enter the comapny or domain as "McMaster", then Continue
  6. Enter your MacID followed by @mcmaster.ca. Press Next
  7. Enter your MacID password. Press Next
  8. The Zoom desktop application will then be logged in and you may commence using the application.

How do I get a Zoom License?

Why do I get a Basic? I thought I had a license.

How to merge 2 accounts?

Is it possible to appoint a delegate to book meetings for me?

How do I keep uninvited guests out of my meeting?

Are Role Based accounts eligible for a Zoom license?

Can I use webinar?

Is Zoom safe to use? How do I make my meetings safe?

Can I use breakout rooms?

I will not be hosting online meetings, but will be a participant. Do I need a license?

Are students able to use Zoom?

Video Tutorials

It is good to know that on the bottom of every Zoom screen (on the web version) is a help button. Simply click on the button, type in what you need help with, and you will receive a list of articles, videos, and tutorials on the feature that you have searched on. You will find some of the more popular topics below.

Joining a Meeting
Sharing Screen
Recording a Meeting
Schedule a Meeting
Scheduling a Meeting in Outlook
Meeting Controls
Setting Up Call Delegation

Breakout Rooms

Participating in Break Out Rooms
Managing Break Out Rooms

Support


For technical issues with https://mcmaster.zoom.us please refer to our FAQ page for some helpful information or contact the UTS Service Desk


UTS Service Desk

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 905-525-9140 x24357 (2HELP)
Email: uts@mcmaster.ca
Location: Main Campus BSB Rm. 245
Self Service https://servicedesk.mcmaster.ca
Service Catalogue: http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts