Zoom Overview

Zoom Meetings is a web conferencing tool that can be used both inside and outside of Blackboard. It can be used for virtual meetings, office hours, recording lectures, and for Web 4 courses.

Equipment Requirements

Here is a general overview of Zoom system requirements.

  • Windows 10 or higher
  • Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.14 or higher
  • NOTE: Chromebooks cannot support all the functions of Zoom. For example, a host does not have the option to create breakout rooms, and participants may not be able to use the feature of joining a breakout room on Zoom.
  • Review the options available to each operating system here.
  • Webcam
  • High-speed internet connection
    • 2.0 Mbps up and down for single screen
    • 2.0 Mbps up 4.0 Mbps down for dual screen
    • 2.0 Mbps up 6.0 Mbps down for triple screen
    • For screen sharing only: 150 to 300kbps
    • For audio VoIP: 60 to 80kbps

Instructors should host Zoom meetings using a PC or Mac. All the features are not available on Chromebooks or mobile devices.