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Zoom online web and video conferencing service, coming to campus this fall

Zoom is a full-featured online web and video conferencing service, coming to Cornell in early fall 2016. Like WebEx, it offers online meetings and webinars. Features include polling, breakout rooms, and a wide variety of audio options, including unlimited toll calling and toll-free dialing options. 

Both WebEx and Zoom can be used over the next 12 months. Our goal is to fully transition all WebEx users to Zoom during this period and retire WebEx in July 2017. 

The university is making the switch to Zoom because it offers us:

  • Higher ease of use
  • Higher quality video and audio
  • Integration with our other services such as Blackboard, Kaltura, and Skype for Business
  • Ease of use on multiple platforms including mobile apps
  • Cost-savings to the university 

To encourage this transition, we will be sending frequent updates and information on Zoom, and how to access it in the coming months. If you have specific questions now, please contact the IT Service Desk at

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