Zoom is a remote meeting and collaboration tool used for web conferences and online presentations. It is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to organize and attend online meetings. General features include:

  • Platform Independence (Windows, Mac, iPad, or Android)
  • Screen sharing
  • Up to 100 participants
  • Share keyboard and mouse control between participants
  • One-click recording
  • Ability to change presenters on the fly

Luther currently has 20 licenses for Zoom Pro (max 100 attendees). We strongly recommend that you make a reservation well in advance due to the limited licenses available. For reservation and support please contact Multimedia at x1823, email [email protected]

We recommend using Google Hangouts Meet (up to 50 people) or Skype (up to 25 people) for video conferencing sessions. When you're wanting a more structured, controlled environment or need to record the meeting, Zoom (up to 100 people) is ideal. Please ensure all participants consent prior to recording a meeting.

Faculty, staff, and students can start a Google Hangouts Meet, Skype or Zoom Basic session at any time. Zoom Pro sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.

 Zoom Pro sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.

Creating an Account

If you have not used Zoom Pro through Luther, an account will be created for you after your meeting request has been submitted. Instructions will be sent on how to activate your account and download the Zoom client.

If you have previously used Zoom Pro (through Luther), your account will be re-activated prior to your meeting.

Accounts are typically deactivated within 24 hours following your scheduled meeting due to the limited number of licenses. Departments interested in a dedicated license should contact the Technology Help Desk.

Note you can sign up for Zoom Basic on your own, without needing one of the 20 Zoom Pro licenses Luther has purchased. Zoom Basic allows up to 100 participants and a meeting duration of up to 40 minutes. Visit zoom.us to create a Zoom Basic account for free.

Helpful Links

Getting Started on a MAC or PC

How To Host a Meeting

How To Schedule A Meeting

How Do I Start Screen Sharing


Zoom Video Tutorials