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Zoom Video Conferencing

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Before you can use Zoom, you must install the Zoom software for your device. No big deal, it’s quick and easy. Start by going to the Zoom Download Center.

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.

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  • 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
  • Easy chat and presence functionality
  • Mobile collaboration with co-annotation
  • H.323/SIP room systems integration (See important note)
  • Toll-free number for Zoom participants in the United States, the Caribbean, or Canada (New)

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Support and Training

Recording Meetings, Eligibility, and Data Security


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.


Current Stanford University faculty, staff, students, or users with base or fully sponsored SUNet IDs.

Data security

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

Learn more about data security