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Zoom Video Conferencing is Here!

  • We are happy to announce that the University of Miami has signed an academic enterprise agreement with Zoom for video and audio conferencing. Zoom was selected to augment the University's current video conferencing tools for its consistency across devices, integrations, simplicity, and flexibility.

Zoom 5.0

  • Zoom recently released Zoom 5.0, setting a new standard in video communications security. As of May 30, 2020, all Zoom desktop applications running older versions will be required to upgrade to Zoom 5.0, as new encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform (you will not be able to use the Zoom app after May 30 until you've updated to 5.0).

Zoom Meetings will Require Passcodes or Waiting Room as of September 27, 2020

  • As of September 27, if you do not have a passcode on an existing Zoom meeting, a waiting room will be enabled by default. Zoom meetings created after this date will require either a passcode or a waiting room.

Create and Distribute Surveys with Qualtrics – Available at No Cost to You!

  • University of Miami faculty, staff, and students have access to Qualtrics, the University's web-based survey tool, at no additional cost! With Qualtrics, you can create a range of surveys: from simple questionnaires to inquiries for detailed research projects.

Create an Inclusive Feedback Experience: Digital Annotation Tools

  • Digital Annotation Tools enable faculty to review electronic student submissions, directly provide personalized and detailed feedback on the assignment, and support a paperless classroom—ultimately, inviting students to have an active role within the feedback process.

Cloud-Storage Solutions Comparison Chart

  • Learn more about the University of Miami's three cloud-storage solutions – Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive – via our visual comparison chart.