Zoom Conferencing

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Gabriel Youtsey
Chief Information Officer
University of California
Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR)
Office: 530.750.1314
Email: gdyoutsey@ucanr.edu

Zoom is the easiest way to use high-quality video, phone and web conferencing service on the market. After an extensive analysis, the UC has established a systemwide Zoom contract for a very low cost, which UC ANR IT is covering. Our goal is for Zoom to become the common tool for communication within the division, and for collaboration with campus and external teams worldwide.

Zoom is a great replacement for Skype, Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, and ReadyTalk, and we invite you to replace those products with Zoom. Some of the great features of Zoom include:

  • Super easy video conferencing on your computer, mobile device, or room system for up to 50 connections
  • Unlimited phone conferencing for up to 50
  • Ability to support large meetings with up to 100 and webinars up to 500 participants (see instructions below)
  • Enabled for PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices
  • Compatible with any existing teleconference phones from Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize etc.

Everything you need to log in and get started using Zoom is at http://ucanr.edu/sites/zoom. If you have a UC ANR portal account and @ucanr.edu email address, log in now at https://ucanr.zoom.us.

There are some additional Zoom features:

  • ANR has a license for a 100-participant meeting (two-way communication), which can be reserved for occasional use at no cost.
  • ANR has a license for 500-participant webinars (one-way communication), which can be reserved for occasional use at no cost.
  • There are a range of large meeting and webinar licenses you can purchase as “add-ons” for your exclusive use if needed. Contact the IT Service Desk for more information.
  • Zoom Rooms is a great way to connect conference rooms to the Zoom service for high-quality video, phone and web conferencing. Contact the IT Service Desk for more information for equipment and pricing information.

As always, the ANR IT Service Desk is here to help you with questions and support to get Zoom up and running. Email us at help@ucanr.edu or call us at (530) 750-1212.

For more information about Zoom Licensing Options, please visit: