Recommendations for International Students attending Virtual Classes
These recommendations are based on testing conducted by CUIT, completed on August 28th, 2020.
Connecting to Zoom from Mainland China
Students in Mainland China are recommended to download the Chinese-native Zoom client for connecting to Columbia's Zoom sessions: https://zoom.com.cn/download. This has been tested and the following features and restrictions have been confirmed.
Chinese-native Zoom features
Audio (can hear and share own audio)
Video (can see and share own video)
Chinese-native Zoom restriction
You can only join existing Zoom sessions that others have created. You cannot schedule your own Zoom session.
Accessing Columbia's web apps using Windows Virtual Desktop
For students that need assistance accessing Courseworks (Canvas), LionMail (Gmail), Panopto and other web-based resources, CUIT has deployed Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).