APSU provides a university-wide license to Zoom web conferencing for faculty, staff,
and students! APSU has its own domain for Zoom and you must log in at apsu.zoom.us using your single sign-on username and password to access your free account and full
benefits. Resources below on how to login and use Zoom. Please reach out to Distance Education
at email@example.com for questions and assistance.
Note: All links on this page open in a new window.
Zoom has launched a new and improved and more secure version! Beginning May 30, version
5.0 or higher will be required to use Zoom due to changes in the encryption. Follow
this easy step sheet to update your computer’s Zoom application today. Click Update
Now to get started.
Please note, Zoom does not see you as a faculty, staff, or student. As long as you
activate your account with APSU at apsu.zoom.us using your single sign-on username and password, you will receive a licensed account
with full benefits. This is not the same as going to Zoom's website and creating
a free account with your APSU email. That account will have limitations (length of
meeting, length of recordings, etc.). If you run into any issues with Zoom, first
make sure your are accessing the tool at apsu.zoom.us.
Zoom Live Training Webinars Zoom offers live webinars on a regular basis for a number of topics including getting
started, open question sessions, and Zoom meetings for Education. You can also watch
on demand recordings.
Zoom Blog Regular articles and updates from Zoom. You can sign up on their page to receive
Reminder, Zoom does not see you as a faculty, staff, or student. All APSU accounts
are the same. You will need to seek assistance/look for resources as a host or a
participant. Distance Education has curated two YouTube playlists of Zoom videos
that are helpful for:
**Videos in the host playlist include the above, plus:
Scheduling a Meeting
Zoom 101: Securing Your Meetings & Virtual Classrooms
Recording a Zoom Meeting
Zoom EDU: Turn on Sharing Controls within Meeting
Polling (In Meeting)
Video Breakout Rooms
How to Use Waiting Rooms to Manage Office Hours & Drop-In Visitor Times
Zoom is used globally and is a leader in the web connection industry. This makes
them a target for those that wish to cause harm or be disruptive. It is important
that you take into account the security of your meeting settings to protect yourself
and your meeting participants. You need to secure your meeting from unwelcome attendees
and know how to manage your meeting settings and participants if they do get it or
you have disruptive participants.
Zoom has amazing resources but they are set in Zoom's account. As mentioned above,
APSU has its own domain for Zoom and you must log in at apsu.zoom.us using your single sign-on username and password to access your free account and full
benefits. The below videos cover the basics of Zoom and use APSU's instance of Zoom.
The main difference should be the way you log into Zoom.
Zoom Login and Installation Video
Quick Video Guide on Using Zoom
Zoom virtual backgrounds are a great addition to Zoom. They allow a user to show
a little personality, add some fun to their background, or even make their background
look more professional! For example, your home office may not always be ready for
guests, virtual or otherwise. Using a Zoom background fixes that so people can focus
on you and not the piles of books and paperwork. And bonus, if you are a host, you
can create your own virtual backgrounds and share important information in them with
your attendees like the meeting agenda or class outline.
Watch these videos to get started with Zoom virtual backgrounds. Important: to access your free account through APSU which includes full benefits, you will
need to access Zoom at https://apsu.zoom.us and not at zoom.us.
Zoom recommends using virtual backgrounds with a green screen for best results. You
may be able to use virtual backgrounds without a green screen. However, virtual backgrounds
without a green screen will not work for all users based on their computer and camera hardware. Review the virtual background prerequisites for more information. Please note, if you get an error like the one below that your
computer can not support virtual backgrounds, than your computer hardware can not
support virtual backgrounds. In order to use virtual backgrounds, you would need
to set up a green screen.
Zoom virtual background comes stocked with some options to try. You can upload your
own images as well. To feel and share your APSU spirit from anywhere, try one of
these APSU branded virtual backgrounds. Please note, the image below is just an example,
visit the links to download files.