Web Conferencing - Zoom

We are excited to announce that Minnesota State will soon be launching Zoom as our new web conferencing solution.

Accessing Zoom Services

Starting July 1, 2019, go to https://minnstate.zoom.us and choose Sign In using your StarID.

Need to Know Details about the Service

Who can use Zoom? All active Minnesota State employees (faculty and staff) and students are able to access the service by logging in with their StarID.

How long do we have Zoom? Minnesota State has signed a four year agreement with Zoom that runs from June 14, 2019 to June 13, 2022.

What features do I get with Zoom? Zoom provides some of the same features you’ll find with other major video and web conferencing services.

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Do you have specific questions about what features you’ll find with your Zoom account?

Meeting Rooms With a 300 person meeting room capacity, you can schedule different URLs for each meeting you host or use your Personal Meeting ID as a persistent meeting location. Need more room, you also get a 500 person webinar space when you log in. Show me the video or read more.

Microphone and Telephone Audio If you can’t use the amazing audio quality of a microphone, enjoy the option to dial-in or have Zoom call your phone. There is no charge to use the telephone service. Show me the video or read more.

Video If your camera and internet connection can handle it, you’ll enjoy HD quality video. Don’t have a HD camera or a “super-fast” connection to the Internet, no worries, Zoom will accommodate you. Show me the video or read more.

Recordings Employees enjoy the ability to record their meetings to Zoom’s cloud service or their own computer. Recordings stored on Zoom’s cloud service will stick around for 365 days before they are deleted automatically. If you need your recording to stick around longer, move your recording to the Minnesota State media service, Kaltura MediaSpace. If you want, employees can send Zoom cloud recordings directly to their Kaltura MediaSpace account auto-magically. Students can record meetings to Zoom’s cloud service too, but they only hang around for 180 days. Show me the video or read more.

Screen Sharing and Whiteboards Why tell, when you can show them! Share your computer screen or annotate on a whiteboard. If you are used to uploading a file within a meeting that will be displayed to participants, sorry, you’ll have to share your screen instead. Show me the video or read more about screen sharing and whiteboards.

Breakout Rooms Do you want to facilitate small group discussion? Breakout rooms are there to rescue you. Show me the video or read more.

Room Systems / ITV Integration Want to use those high quality cameras in conference rooms and classrooms at your campus? Zoom can do that, too! Just invite a “room system” by calling the SIP or H.323 number. Show me the video or read more.

Mobile Device Support – In addition to traditional Win/Mac versions, Zoom has covered all major mobile platforms including iPhones/iPads using iOS, Androids, Chromebooks using ChromeOS. Even our Linux users will be happy! Show me the video or read more.

Calendar Integration Add the Zoom plugin to your Outlook account and add a Zoom meeting location right from your calendar invitation. Show me the video or read more.

Zoom Help Center

You can request assistance directly from Zoom 24 x 7, including public holidays, where agents or technical engineers are available for email or live support. You can also find self-service guides at the Zoom Help Center or watch some of the Zoom Video Tutorials. If you need something more directed, attend one of live training sessions provided by Zoom. Pick a date/time that works for your schedule at https://zoom.us/livetraining

You can always requesting assistance via the Minnesota State Service Desk. If you want a guided tour of Zoom by folks from Minnesota State, join one of the upcoming information sessions listed below. No registration required. Just join us on one of the dates below at https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/6181652382.

  • Tuesday, July 2 @ 9:00am
  • Tuesday, July 2 @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, July 11 @ 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 16 @ 12:00pm
  • Friday, July 19 @ 10:00am

Additional dates will be scheduled in August to prepare for the start of the fall term.