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Zoom is the video communication platform used at Temple University. Zoom provides a reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.
Students, faculty and staff can sign into Zoom using their AccessNet username and password at:
Zoom accounts are available to all current Temple students, faculty and staff. With a Zoom account, you can host an unlimited meetings with up to 300 participants. Meeting participants are not required to have a Zoom account.
How do I join a meeting?
Meetings can be joined through an email invite, from a browser through Temple’s Zoom home page, from the Zoom desktop and mobile app, by phone, and with a video conferencing system. Each meeting will have a unique meeting ID that is required to join a Zoom meeting. If you are joining by phone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invitation. Meetings can also be scheduled on behalf of another user when scheduling permission has been granted.
Zoom offers multiple methods to schedule a meeting. As the meeting host, you have control options for your scheduled meetings. Meetings can be scheduled from the Zoom desktop and mobile app, from a browser through Temple’s Zoom home page.
How do I invite others to join a meeting?
There are several ways to invite participants to a scheduled or instant meeting. The most common method is to join by meeting invite. Meeting invites can be sent to your participants via email or by copying the meeting invitation and sending it to participants using other methods such as instant messaging. You can also learn more by viewing any of these Zoom websites.
Method 1: When scheduling a meeting, scroll down to Meeting Options and select Mute participants upon entry. Once it is time for people to start participating, you can unmute them by clicking Manage Participants and then Unmute All.
Method 2: If you did not select the option to Mute participants upon entry when setting up the meeting, select Manage Participants and then Mute All. You can also check the box to Allow participants to unmute themselves. To unmute everyone, select Manage Participants and then Unmute All.
What is the difference between a meeting and a webinar?
The Meeting and Webinar platforms offer similar features and functionality, but have some key differences. Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to screen share, manage their video and audio and view other attendees. Webinars are designed so that the host and any designated panelists can share their video, audio and screen. Webinars allow view-only attendees. They have the ability to interact via Q&A, chat and answer polling questions. The host can also un-mute the attendees.
Temple has a limited number of webinar licenses available. To request a webinar license, please submit a ticket through TUhelp.
You can record your Zoom meeting or webinar locally to your computer or to the cloud. Locally recorded meetings and webinars can only be accessed on the computer that recorded the meeting. Cloud recordings can be accessed through Canvas. The host must record the meeting or grant a participant the ability to record. To start recording a meeting, click the Record icon on the Zoom toolbar.
A Zoom storage policy is being developed and this site will be updated once the storage policy is finalized.
For how long are recordings stored?
The Zoom recording retention policy for faculty/staff is 120 days, and the recording retention policy for students is 30 days. This means:
All recordings older than 120 days will be deleted for faculty/staff.
All recordings older than 30 days will be deleted for students.
These recordings will be moved into the Zoom trash and permanently deleted after 30 days. An email notification will be sent seven days before the recording is permanently deleted. If you wish to keep any of these recordings, please see the section below on downloading the files.
How can I download my recordings?
To download a recording to your computer, go to zoom.temple.edu and click Sign In. Then click Recordings on the left. Next, click the button next to the recording and select Download.
You can then upload the Zoom recordings from your computer to OneDrive. To learn how, see the Microsoft support video on uploading files. For further details on OneDrive, see the Getting Started page. Please be aware that certain Zoom features such as chat, captioning and transcripts will not appear when the recording moves to OneDrive.
How can I delete recordings I no longer need?
To delete a recording, go to zoom.temple.edu and click Sign In. Then click Recordings on the left. Next, click the button next to the recording and select Delete. To delete multiple recordings, click the checkboxes on the left and select Delete Selected.
How do I transcribe a Zoom Meeting?
The Zoom recording will automatically transcribe the audio of a meeting or webinar recorded to the cloud. After this transcript is processed, it appears as a .MP4 file in the list of recorded meetings.