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Zoom Video Conferencing

You can access your Zoom account and login with your Stanford SUNet ID

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Set Yourself Up for Zoom Meeting Updates

April 17, 2024

Additional Zoom Features: More Collaboration Unlocked

February 20, 2024


  • High quality video, audio, screen sharing and stability of connection
  • Device and OS parity: same features and functionality available on both laptops (Windows and Mac) and mobile devices
  • One touch to start or join meetings
  • 50TB of shared cloud storage for recorded meetings for the Stanford community, with no expiration date
  • Easy chat and presence functionality
  • Options for closed captioning and live transcription
  • Mobile collaboration with co-annotation
  • Whiteboard, note-taking, and survey functionality
  • 500 attendees can participate in Zoom meetings
  • Webinar license accounts are available by request. 1,000 to 5000 webinar attendees can participate, depending on the chosen license option.
  • Zoom Rooms for video conferencing, wireless content sharing, and integrated audio into one easy-to-use platform for hybrid meetings
  • H.323/SIP room systems integration (See important note)
  • Toll-free number for Zoom participants in the United States, the Caribbean, or Canada
  • Zoom for Government is an instance of Zoom designed to meet the requirements and needs of the Federal Government.

Learn more about Zoom features on the Additional Zoom Features webpage.

Designed for

Current Stanford University faculty, staff, students, members of the Stanford health care community, or other users with base or fully sponsored SUNet IDs.

Stanford Zoom is for Stanford-work related activities only. You should not use it for activities that are not related to Stanford work (per Stanford Administrative Guide 6.2.1). Such activity increases Stanford's use and associated costs. Support staff monitor after-hours use and international calling charges.

Data security

Holding Zoom meetings, sharing screens, and recording meetings is approved for High Risk Data, as defined in Stanford Risk Classification Guidelines.

Recording meetings

When recording meetings that include Protected Health Information (PHI) or other regulated data, please be aware that all regulatory requirements apply, including HIPAA. While Zoom has been certified for use with meetings that include such data, you are responsible for ensuring regulatory requirements are met sharing, downloading, and storing the recordings, as with any other regulated content.

Get started

Before you can use Zoom, you must install the Zoom software for your device. Start by going to the Zoom Download Center, or,  and clicking Download in the footer.

It’s a good idea to install that software ahead of time so it doesn’t delay your first meeting; however, if you haven’t yet done that, Zoom will automatically start downloading the application to your device. You’ll need to install it before you can start your meeting.

Note:  When you log into Zoom, always choose the single sign-on option. If you’ve inadvertently set up your account with an alias email address, instead of using the Stanford email address that’s your SUNet ID followed by email, update your Zoom account for single sign-on by submitting a Help request.


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Last modified May 6, 2024