What is Zoom?

Zoom video conferencing allows you to engage in multi-person video or audio meetings using software installed on your computer without the need for dedicated video conferencing hardware. At Penn State, Zoom is integrated with Kaltura so all recorded meetings held in Zoom will automatically transfer to your MediaSpace account.

Accessibility & Privacy

If using this tool, including the following links in your course help meet Quality Matters (QM) Standards 6.4 and 8.6, respectively:

Additional Information

Zoom meetings can be scheduled and hosted from the desktop or mobile app. They can also be scheduled and started directly within Canvas using the Zoom integration. 

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: Free to PSU

smartphone Mobile App: Yes

web Canvas Integration: Yes

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Mobile device, Webcam, Microphone, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins - 1 hr

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Disseminate Info / Deliver Content
  • Have Synchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Collaboration Outside of Class
  • Increase Student Participation
  • Obtain Student Feedback
Associated Teaching Activities:
Wavelength Wavelength To Tell the Truth To Tell the Truth Think Pair Share Think-Pair-Share Student Generated Questions Student Generated Test Questions Polling Polling Personal Artifact Personal Artifacts Ice Breaker Questions Icebreaker Questions Directed Paraphrasing Directed Paraphrasing