Zoom: Additional Resources
Please refer to this Faculty Cheat Sheet to manage your settings on Zoom for a remote class or lecture.
General video conferencing information, supported by Columbia University, is available here.
In order to either join or host a Columbia University Zoom meeting, simply sign in here with your Columbia University UNI.
If you would like to upgrade to a Zoom Pro account, simply create a Basic account at here and after your Basic account has been created, please submit a request for a Pro account here.
If you have any trouble with the content above, please feel free to reach out to the GSAPP AV team by submitting a ticket here.
Visit the Zoom Help Center here.
Download the Co-Hosting User Guide (PDF)
Zoom’s Co-Host feature allows users to share hosting privileges with another user in a meeting or webinar. This can be useful to allow another user to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as muting participants or starting/stopping the recording. You can assign up to 50 co-hosts in a meeting.
Download the Zoom Breakout Rooms Guide (PDF)
Breakout Rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, and can switch between sessions at any time.
How do I allow a guest speaker to present?
If you are the host can you go into the breakout rooms?
Are the breakout rooms recorded by default?
Can breakout rooms be recorded?
How do I change the skin tone of the hands?
Can I share the Zoom chat with students later on?
How can I improve my internet speed?
Please note that if you are unable to download your Zoom recordings it is probably because it is still processing. Due to unusually high volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud recordings may require extra processing time that may take up to 24-72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions about Zoom Local and Cloud Recording
Zoom Cloud Recording Storage Limit
An email alert will be sent from Zoom to your email when your Zoom Cloud Recording usage is at 80% of the subscribed storage limit. If the storage limit is reached during a recording, the meeting will continue to record until it is ended. Zoom will no longer record meetings to the Cloud once this storage limit has been reached. Please download the videos and delete them from the Cloud to free up space for new recordings.
If you want to keep the recordings, we suggest you download them and then save the videos onto your Google drive which has unlimited storage.
Please also note that you have 30 days before that recording expires – 30 days to download the video file and upload to long term storage.
Panopto Video Tutorials
Panopto PDF Tutorials
Miro: a collaborative online whiteboard platform
Mentimeter : software that allows users to add questions, polls, quizzes, slides, images, gifs and more to create fun and engaging presentations
Jamboard: collaborative, digital whiteboard developed by Google
Google Slides: Google Slides can be used for both presentations and collaborative exercises.
Tools for cataloging work
Creating and Sharing 3D models
Basic Skill Level
Intermediate Skill Level
Advanced Skill Level (knowledge of programming required)
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