Archive for September, 2016

Zoom Into Fall

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

This fall, Loyola is unveiling a new conferencing solution called Zoom. It is considered the primary platform for administrative and large group meetings, but it has the flexibility to be so much more. The only hardware requirements are a computer, webcam, and USB microphone. Zoom allows for robust audio, video, file and screen sharing, collaborative editing, polling, and breakout rooms. Hosts can record meetings and make them available to participants, or post them as public resources. All active faculty, staff, and students have the ability to participate and host online meetings with just a few mouse clicks.

To get started, visit the main Zoom site at and locate “Sign In” towards the upper-right corner of the screen. Click on the link and enter your Loyola ID and password to access the system. Upon initial login, Zoom will create a new user account for you. Using the left navigation menu, update My Profile and My Meeting Settings, then click on My Meetings to schedule your first session. Zoom also provides a desktop client and Microsoft Outlook plug-in that makes it even easier to create and join meetings. Simply visit the Zoom Download Center at For technical assistance, Zoom provides 24/7/365 chat support that is accessible in the lower-right corner of the screen. You can visit the Zoom Help Center at for an abundance of how-to resources as well.

We invite you this fall to Zoom further than you ever have before!