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Zoom is a tele-conferencing app that all students, faculty, and staff have access to. With Zoom you can easily host or join a meeting from your computer or telephone, and access features like screen share, video conferencing, and more. Learn more about Zoom features.
Click here to access your Zoom account.
(Note: All faculty are assigned a Zoom Pro account. Staff and others may request a Pro account.)
To ensure a positive and safe meeting experience, review and follow the Zoom Best Practices before you host your first meeting.
Fort Lewis College has a limited amount of Zoom recording space in our current cloud subscription. In order to stay within our quota, we will be purging recordings on a periodic basis. Learn more about the purge and how to download your Zoom recordings.
The Fort Lewis IT Department holds a license which allows us to conduct Zoom Video Webinars. This allows Zoom meetings to be broadcast to up to 1000 view-only attendees. As the host or a panelist, you can share your screen, video and audio in a webinar and attendees can use the chat or question and answer options to interact with the host and panelists. Polling questions can be asked of the audience.
Think of webinars like a virtual lecture hall or auditorium. Webinars are ideal for large audiences or events that are open to the public. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Though Zoom provides options for you to get more social with your attendees, your average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience.
Webinars can require preregistration, with the option for the host to add custom registration questions, or registration can be turned off for attendees to join by simply clicking a link at the time of the webinar. Webinars can be held once, can reoccur in a series, or can be the same session held multiple times.
Difference Between a Zoom 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, turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance.
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 answering polling questions. The host can also unmute the attendees.
Scheduling An FLC Webinar
To schedule a webinar please submit an Ask IT Ticket or send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.