What is Zoom?
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconference solution that is super easy to use, full of cool features, stable and secure AND inexpensive! We, at CILC have used it for over 3 years and love its dependability!
Not so long ago, schools and other organizations that wanted to connect to all our great content provider programs had to purchase large room, h.323 video conference equipment. Often, participants had to go to a static “distance learning room” to participate, and often there were connection issues. Today, with solutions like Zoom, all these roadblocks are gone!
- Connect up to 50 sites at a time
- Chat in the room and get the chat log after the call
- Share your screen or application
- Schedule connections using your email client
- Record call and save to cloud or your device
- Green Screen built in
- Works on multiple platforms, including mobile devices
- Polling and Breakout Rooms
|Zoom Room* (Up to 50 participants)
||You invite 49 of your closest friends to join you by clicking on a link! It's a quick load and participants may also join by phone.
|100 Participant Room
||Zoom Room with EXTRA capacity - Add another 100 of your closests friends to join you in the same easy manner.
|Zoom Cloud Room Connector**
||A Cloud Connector means you can connect your Zoom Room with an H.323 port for traditional video conferencing.
|500 Seat Webinar Room
||Full featured webinar platform with emphasis on high quality video. Standard webinar features but with active video for presenters! (100 and 1,000 seats available)
*clickable link is generated when the meeting is scheduled. In-meeting features include audio mute, video mute, recording ability, live chat, content sharing and view/layout change.
**Allows Zoom Room to connect to an h.323 system
What Else Might You Need?
For individual use, if you have a laptop, desktop or most any device with a webcam and microphone, you are good to go! For use with a classroom sized group you should consider adding a nice web-cam and a USB microphone/speaker. You can view Zoom recommended hardware here.
|FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Tami Moehring, Content Provider Liaison, 507-215-3705.
OUR CLIENTS SAY…
“CILC and Zoom have been a great combination for the Region 13 ESC. The pricing from CILC is extremely competitive and the flexibility that Zoom offers us has allowed us to become very creative in our ability to offer remote access to our organization’s Professional Development offerings. In addition, the Zoom H323 Cloud Connectors enable us to quickly and easily connect classrooms using a computer and webcam to virtual field trip providers with legacy room equipment. We’d be lost without Zoom and CILC makes it easy and affordable for us to provide our employees and school districts with their own accounts.”
Tim Brown, Distance Learning Specialist, Region ESC 13, Texas
"Zoom is by far, one of most easily accessible and feature-filled video conferencing applications I’ve worked with in my 20+ years of distance learning experience. The user-friendly functionality of Zoom can enable anyone, regardless of their comfort with technology, with the tools needed to connect to the world of interactive video conferencing in a matter of minutes.”
Matt Schullek, Distance Learning Coordinator, Ohio History Connection
Content Provider, Chelsea Bracci from Timeline Studio, using her Zoom greenscreen