Zoom is a web & video conferencing tool that is now available to all currently enrolled SMC students, faculty, and staff.
Zoom allows for video, audio and screen sharing for up to 200 participants and can be used from computers, tablets, or smart devices (standard data rate applies). Zoom is integrated with Moodle to make online office hours, guest speakers, and class sessions a breeze. Key features include:
Learn more about the features by visiting Zoom's Features page.
Some of the ways SMC students can use Zoom
Faculty and staff can record meetings to Zoom Cloud. Zoom Cloud recordings are deleted every year after Commencement Weekend. Students must record to their local devices.
Instructors (and others creating and sharing content in Zoom) share the responsibility of ensuring that content is provided in a way that is accessible to everyone in the course.
Zoom provides the ability to create captions as a meeting takes place. This requires that someone manually type in text as the meeting takes place. For more information on this feature please see the Closed Captioning documentation from Zoom. More information can be found on the Zoom Accessibility page.
The full Policies page is here.
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth (your laptop or tablet probably has these)
A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in (your laptop or tablet probably has this)
Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later
iOS 7.0 or later
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
Android 4.0x or later