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.


  • 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 can be associated with an individual Zoom account.
  • To request a shared (named) account, submit a ticket

Shared (named) accounts

  • Shared, or named, accounts must be linked to a Columbia-owned or Columbia affiliates-owned address: e.g. *, *, etc. Shared 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.


Please submit a ticket to request a Pro upgrade.

Additional Zoom products available:

  • Large room: up to 500 participants; $400 per year
  • Webinar: up to 500 participants with enhanced features; $1,400 per year
  • Cloud room connector: by request


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, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create a meeting on their site.

You will receive a pop-up notification if you’re running an outdated version of Zoom and a mandatory update is required.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.