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New communications platform

A new video communications platform is now available for UGA faculty and staff. 

Zoom offers innovative ways to conduct online courses, meetings and group assemblies. The service features a cloud platform for video and audio conferences, chat and webinars. 

Zoom is accessible through mobile devices, desktops, telephones and classroom systems. 

For those interested in conducting larger meetings or courses, Zoom also offers several add-on features including the ability to host webinars for up to 500 participants; the ability to host meetings for up to 500 participants; Zoom Rooms, one-touch scheduled meeting spaces for conference rooms; and H.323 SIP room connectors, which allow for integration with various hardware systems to use existing infrastructure.  

These add-on features are available through cost recovery. 

More documentation on recommended settings, best practices and general use is available at 

Faculty or staff who are interested in using Zoom for classes, meetings, webinars and other purposes should contact their college or unit’s IT office for access.

For general information about Zoom, visit