Video Conferencing — Zoom

Platform featuring full video conferencing functionality, breakout rooms, Canvas integration, and support for Android and iOS mobile.

CUIT provides Zoom as a web conference software for teaching and research purposes at Columbia.

Zoom Features:

  • Full video conferencing functionality
  • Up to 100 attendees per session
  • Large Room (up to 300 attendees) or Webinar by request
  • Breakout rooms
  • H.323 room connection capability
  • Support for Android and iOS mobile platforms
  • Single sign-on integration
  • Canvas integration
  • Downloadable recordings post-meeting

Individual accounts

  • All personal or individual Zoom accounts are UNI-authenticated. For this reason, only the email used for one’s UNI login will be associated with individual Zoom accounts.
  • To request a shared (named) account, please email

Named accounts

  • Named, or shared, accounts are available provided the email address used for the account has a Columbia-owned or Columbia affiliates-owned domain: e.g. *, *, etc. Named accounts will not be created for email addresses with domains outside Columbia and its affiliates. Customers are responsible for providing these addresses upon Zoom account request.
  • To request a new shared email account, please follow the instructions under How to Create a Mailing List.



A user guide (PDF), test meeting (to ensure your internet connection), video tutorials, weekly Webinar trainings, and step-by-step directions are available on Zoom’s website.

You can find instructions to find your local (on your computer) or cloud recording on Zoom’s website: How do I find my local recording.

You will receive a pop-up notification if you’re running an outdated version of Zoom and a mandatory update is required. If you would like to manually download the newest version, follow these instructions on Zoom’s website.

Zoom has a 1-minute video tutorial and step-by-step instructions on how to join a meeting on their site.

Zoom has a 1-minute video tutorial and step-by-step instructions on how to join or test your audio on their site.

Zoom has instructions on how to troubleshoot your camera on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Zoom has a 30-second video tutorial and step-by-step directions for screen sharing on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Zoom has a 1-minute video tutorial, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create a meeting on their site.

After you have created your Zoom account, installed the Zoom application and schedule a meeting, follow the step-by-step instructions on Zoom’s site.

Yes, if you have a Zoom Pro account, you can host meetings through phone dial-in only using Zoom's Personal Audio Conference feature. Zoom offers a Personal Audio Conference video and Personal Audio Conference overview on their website.