Zoom, a real-time option for video conferencing, online meetings and collaboration, is now available to all WVU faculty, staff and students. Resources on how to use Zoom are available online. Just log in with your WVU credentials and authenticate through single sign-on, as you do with other services.
Zoom lets you connect live, via audio and video, and share presentation content. Breakout groups can be created for collaboration. Meetings can be recorded. Students with poor internet service can use phones to connect to meetings.
ITS is working to integrate Zoom with eCampus.
Non-teaching WVU employees are encouraged to use Microsoft Teams if storing, sharing and collaborating on documents with colleagues is a priority. Though it is not available to most students, Teams lets you schedule or join online meetings for up to 250 WVU colleagues using the web or desktop and mobile applications.
To join an online meeting, attendees will need access to speakers and a microphone. These are built into many laptops, but you can also connect external speakers or headset to your computer. Go to your app store and install the Microsoft Teams application to use Teams on your smartphone.