Zoom at Gies College of Business
Information and help about Zoom.
Zoom is the recommended audio/videoconferencing platform for all Gies College of Business virtual meetings. You should use Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams when it makes sense (phone calls, 1:1 conversations, team and 1:1 messaging), but Zoom provides more functionality and is easier for remote and non-university participants.
All Gies employees and students have access to Zoom Pro accounts at illinois.zoom.us.
How do I create Zoom meetings in Outlook?
How do I keep my Zoom sessions secure?
As Zoom usage has grown, a new risk has emerged where unknown persons join unsecured Zoom meetings and cause disruptions. This is a serious threat and has impacted several universities, including Illinois.
Starting March 31, 2020, all newly created Zoom meetings require a password by default. You should keep this default setting to ensure participant experience and safety. You can continue to share the link (including the encrypted password) with your participants as you did before. Zoom meeting links and passwords should not be posted on public-facing websites.
To learn how to modify your Zoom meeting settings to improve security, visit go.illinois.edu/ZoomSecurity.
The University faculty senate also has guidance on using Zoom at https://www.senate.illinois.edu/zoom_security.asp
How can I get help with Zoom?
Your best option is to look for the answer to your question in the university Knowledgebase. If you need further assistance, please reach out to the IT Partners @ Gies Help Desk - firstname.lastname@example.org.