Zoom Overview

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows users to communicate live or synchronously virtually. Zoom is available to all University of Portsmouth staff and students, it can be added as an activity tool for communication in Moodle.

It consists of a variety of features beneficial for learning and teaching. Here are a few:

  • video and audio conferencing,
  • screen-sharing
  • live chats
  • breakout rooms for small group activities
  • polling
  • whiteboard annotation
  • reactions and hand raising

There are dedicated Zoom spaces available in the university, click here to book a Zoom room. These rooms are equipped with the facilities necessary for video conferencing.

Here are a few things to consider in ensuring that you have a successful session while using Zoom

  • Ensure your Zoom application is updated and you are using the latest version of the software.
  • Ensure you close all running sessions of Zoom when you are done
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