Zoom provides web-based video and audio conferencing system which allows 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.

Your account can be used to deliver lectures, engage in class discussions, run virtual office hours, and share resources, digital media, or any application that runs on the desktop.

Consider using Zoom to:

Students do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting. To experience the full features of a Zoom meeting, students will need to download a the Zoom app on their device. Zoom is a free app on Mac, PC, iOS, and Android. When joining a meeting, students should be encourage to only enter their first name or a pre-agreed upon pseudonym as participant names are stored as part of the meeting record.

All VIU employees can set up a Zoom account by clicking Employee Login at the top of this page and 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.