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Zoom is USD's video conferencing solution available to all students, faculty, and staff. Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

Passcodes and Waiting Room Requirements: Starting on September 27, 2020, Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled. The Zoom support page has a comprehensive FAQ document to provide you with more information. 

- If you have neither, Zoom will add a waiting room to your meetings and your links will not change.
- If you have either a Waiting Room or Passcode enabled, Zoom will do nothing and your links will not change. 
- If Passcodes are added to existing meetings, calendar invites need to be resent to include the Passcode.
- If Passcodes are added to new meetings, the Passcode will automatically be embedded into the meeting link.

Zoom Storage: We are continuously purging Zoom videos as they reach 30 days (*) from the day they are created. You can download recordings to your computer, flash drive or Google Drive.

* View our updated Zoom Storage policy.

Zoom toPanopto: Schedule your Zoom Meetings to go to the correct Panopto course folders.

Your default folder in Panopto for Zoom recordings in currently set to Meetings Recordings. View this Changing Your Default Folder in Panopto for Zoom Recordings document to see how to change your default folder. 

VIDEO: How the Zoom passcodes and waiting room requirements effect you.

VIDEO: How to save your Zoom recordings to the correct Panopto course folders.

Getting Started With Zoom Pro

USD has an enterprise/campus-wide agreement. Gain access to your account below.

  • You can access Zoom anywhere on the web or using a desktop client.
  • Zoom Meetings allow up to 300 participants to share their audio, video, chat, and screens.
  • Anyone in the world can join a Zoom meeting, but only a host can start and schedule meetings.
  • Zoom works on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.
  • Zoom integrates with Blackboard Learn. On-demand training (pre-recorded session).
  • Zoom integrates with Google Apps.
  • Zoom recordings can be stored in the cloud or on the desktop.
  • Activating your Zoom Account
  • Account Transitioning for Current Zoom Users

Using Zoom Storage with Panopto and Blackboard (Best Practices)

The USD Enterprise Zoom account has limited storage and recordings will be deleted every 30 days after the creation date. There are multiple ways of saving and storing your recorded meetings.

Scenario 1: Zoom Account + No Panopto Account 

If you have activated your Zoom Pro account but have not yet activated your USD Panopto account, here is what you should do. 

  • Go to sandiego.hosted.panopto.com account and login with your USDOne credentials.
  • Your Zoom recordings will automatically copy to your Panopto account where you have unlimited storage. 

Scenario 2: No Zoom or Panopto Account but Blackboard Account

  • Step 1: Activate your Zoom account here
  • Step 2: Login to Blackboard and activate your Panopto account from within your Blackboard course. By activating through Blackboard you’ll have a Creator Role so you can create and manage all your Panopto videos or Zoom recordings that get copied over to Panopto's cloud storage where you have unlimited space available.

Scenario 3: Zoom Account but not Blackboard or Panopto