A leader in modern video communications for higher education, Zoom provides an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, phone systems, collaboration, chat, and webinars/webcasts across mobile devices, desktops, and room systems. Zoom Rooms, Zoom’s software-based conference/classroom solution, features video and audio conferencing, wireless content sharing, calendaring, scheduling displays, and digital signage running on off-the-shelf hardware. Zoom Rooms suit any meeting or collaboration space, from huddle rooms to lecture halls.
A mainstay in higher education, 96 percent of the top 200 U.S. universities and 17,000+ educational institutions nationwide are using Zoom to help students, teachers, and administrators collaborate and learn. Cornell, Stanford University, and the California State University System are among Zoom’s larger education deployments.
Screen sharing, whiteboarding and annotation features make learning more interactive and make it easier to explain concepts; Zoom also offers other features to engage learners, including video breakout rooms to create smaller teams within one class session and accessibility features for users with disabilities to participate fully. Zoom’s support for Learning Tools Interoperability makes it easy to schedule Zoom sessions within course activity workflows. Zoom works with Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Sakai, and Desire2Learn, and supports REST API for integration into web applications and websites.
Zoom released more than 230 new features over the past year. Significant enhancements include Zoom Voice, a cloud phone system that’s an add-on to Zoom’s video communications suite, that supports inbound and outbound calling through the PSTN and seamlessly integrates traditional telephony features. It’s no wonder EdTech Digest named them “Best Collaboration Solution” as part of The EdTech Awards 2019 program, where they earned a Cool Tool Award for their work. Learn more.