Zoom for desktop and mobile is a platform for video conferencing, recording meetings, chatting, screen sharing, and more. Zoom’s robust Breakout Rooms allow you to split your meeting up into 50 different sessions, ideal for team and project-based classes and meetings.

Zoom has several engagement features, including setting your own virtualized background image, breakout rooms, polling, and nonverbal feedback. Take advantage of a seamless Chrome extension integration to make easy-to-schedule meetings straight from your Google calendar with a click of a button.

To access Zoom, log in with your WFU Google account: https://zoom.wfu.edu

All WFU users have access to Basic Zoom licenses by default. Basic licenses are limited to 40 minute meetings.

Premium Zoom Licenses

Users may request a Premium Zoom license with no meeting limits using the following request form:
Zoom Premium License Request Form
Student requests for Zoom Premium licenses may be subject to review.

Passwords required for Zoom meetings

Passwords are required for all Zoom meetings (scheduled or hosted using a Personal Meeting ID). Zoom automatically embeds passwords in the meeting URL to ensure participants with the Join link are easily able to join the meeting with one click. To ensure that your participants can join your Zoom meeting, do one of the following:

  • Ensure that the “?pwd=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” string appears at the end of the URL
  • Share the numeric password for your meeting with the participants

Getting started with Zoom and using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI):

Information on specific Zoom features:

Additional information can be found in the Zoom Video Tutorials or in the Zoom Help Center.