Zoom at VIU

Zoom provides web-based video and audio conferencing for real-time communication between instructors and students. VIU employees can create an online meeting room from within the Zoom app, or online at viu.zoom.us and schedule meetings between the whole class or individual groups.


Students do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting. To experience the full features of a Zoom meeting, we recommend that everyone  download the Zoom app. Zoom is a free app on Mac, PC, iOS, and Android. Participants using an older version of Zoom may be required to update their app before joining a meeting.

When joining a Zoom meeting as a participant the display name enter will be stored as part of the meeting record on Zoom's Canadian servers. Students may wish to use just their first name or a pseudonym (agreed upon with the meeting host prior to the meeting) when joining to limit the personal information gathered by Zoom.


All VIU employees can set up a Zoom account by logging in with their VIU Computer Account. New accounts are Licensed accounts by default. This account type gives your access to all of the available features and allows you to host meetings with up to 100 participants with no time limit.

When signing in on the Zoom app, use Sign in with SSO and enter "viu" as your domain to log in using your VIU account.

Get Help

For help using Zoom, visit Zoom Support or email the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at learnsupport@viu.ca.