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Zoom meeting and conferencing software access for all staff

17 Mar 2020

Media Services are providing details of meeting and video conferencing software to support remote working

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a powerful, cloud-based audio/video conferencing, unified communications and meeting platform which is stable, highly secure and intuitive. It allows users to meet online from their desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet or telephone. Windows, Apple Mac, Android and IOS devices are all fully supported. The extensive features of the easy-to-use interface enable users to deliver presentations, share content, screen-share, collaborate on projects, perform demonstrations, and record meetings. Additional tools including document sharing and virtual whiteboards make it the perfect remote meeting application. Zoom is capable of much more and additional capabilities will be added in the near future.

Media Services of The Directorate of Estates & Facilities have extended their existing educational license used for the central Video Conferencing service. Now every member of staff at The University of Manchester has access to a professional license with Zoom. This gives the ability to host meetings of unlimited length and of up to 300 participants at a time.

How do I get access to Zoom?

A full guide on signing up for Zoom, installing the application and getting started using it has been created for staff of The University of Manchester.

Visit: to download the guide and for further information or directly download the guide.

How do I use Zoom?

The above guide contains off of the information required to get you up and running with Zoom.

Handy guides and videos are also available on the Zoom support pages:

How do I get support with Zoom?

Zoom offers a comprehensive support network as well as training for all users under the University's licence plan.

For further details regarding Zoom or for support in getting set up contact email: