Zoom is the preferred platform for CalArts Faculty, Students, and Staff conferencing and distance learning.
Faculty @calarts.edu accounts are automatically licensed.
Students do not need a Zoom license to join a meeting/class.
Signing Up for Zoom
Zoom Licenses for TA's
While Student do not need Zoom licenses to join a class, TA's may need additional capabilities and require a Zoom license to fulfill their duties.
If you are a TA and require a Zoom licenses, please follow the steps below:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include Zoom license for TA in the Subject line
- In the body of the email include the name of the faculty member you are TA'ing for and the class number.
Do You Need a Zoom License?
The following is a brief list of the difference between a Basic (free) Zoom account and a Licensed Zoom account:
Basic Zoom accounts can:
- Host a 1:1 meeting (for up to 24 hours)
- Host a 40-minute meeting with up to 100 participants
- Create scheduled meetings
- Join a meeting of any size
- Share a screen
- Record to your computer
Licensed Zoom accounts can:
- Everything included in the above list for Basic accounts
- Host a meeting, up to 24 hours long, with up to 100 participants
- Facilitate manual Closed Captioning
- Designate a co-host (also called alternative host)
- Schedule meetings on behalf of another licensed account
- Record to the cloud
- Auto-transcribe meetings
Securing Your Zoom Meetings
If you are looking to add an additional layer of security to your meetings, we would encourage you to require a meeting password and enable a waiting room when setting up your events.
Specifically if you are hosting public events or are required to openly share your Zoom links then this may be for you.
Requiring a meeting password and enabling a waiting room will help prevent unauthorized guests from joining your meetings otherwise known as "Zoom-bombing".
Here are some helpful resources:
- UC Berkeley: Settings for Preventing Zoom-Bombing
- Zoom: Configuring meeting passwords
- Zoom: Configuring waiting rooms
Guides and Resources
Zoom has a ton of available features which are covered in very thorough and easy to read guides from Zoom's own support center.
Here are some resources and guides that we have found:
March 27, 2:20 PM: Added additional section for securing your Zoom meetings.
March 22, 8:00 AM: Updated blue Zoom information, added TA section, added differences between licenses
March 17, 2:15 PM: Updated top section, no longer need to contact CAIT for a license.
March 16, 2:12 PM: Updated information on whether a licensed Zoom account is needed.
March 14, 8:27 AM: Added direct links to browser plugins.
March 14, 6:25 AM: Reformatted article, added Guides and Resources.
March 13, 4:32 PM: Added info about current institute license availability.
March 13, 11:30 AM: Initial post.