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About Zoom Video Conferencing

In partnership with the UA System, Zoom video conferencing is now available to students, faculty and staff at UA. Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging creating a complete conference room solution.

Zoom offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across all systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms and H.323/SIP room systems. Zoom is HIPAA compliant.

How to get Zoom (faculty/staff)

To begin using Zoom, email ITSD@ua.edu and request Zoom access. If you would like Zoom Pro access then explain why you need the Pro account for extended meetings.

ITSD will contact you with further information regarding your request.

Please note that if you’ve previously established a trial or free Zoom account, you will need to remove the application from your machine in order to utilize the UA enterprise license.

How to get Zoom Pro for GAs/TAs

Students wishing to get Zoom Pro access will need to email ITSD@ua.edu and explain why they need the Pro account for extended meetings.

Zoom Tips for Teaching

We have some tips in the Working_Remotely_FAQs#Zoom_Meeting_Tips_for_Online_Classes section.


As of Dec. 16 2021, all UA Zoom users must log into Zoom through single sign-on using their myBama credentials rather than a unique username and password.