Get Ready to Zoom

A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer

Great news! Valencia College now has a contract with Zoom, an easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. This is an alternative option to using Skype for Business for video and audio conferencing. Zoom will be available to students and employees and will integrate with Canvas on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

To get started, visit the links below:

To report an issue with Zoom to our Office of Information Technology team, click here.


  • Steven Purtee said:

    This is great, but Recording has been lock by administrator. We need to be able to record and repost the sessions.

    PMTue, 24 Mar 2020 17:35:46 +0000Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:35:46 +0000pm20,5:35 pm

    • Patti Smith said:

      Hi Steven – I appreciate your feedback. I do understand the importance of recording your sessions. In an effort to move quickly we have this turned off while we work on contractual language that meets our FERPA requirements. Our goal is to support you and our students leading to a successful outcome for all.

      PMTue, 24 Mar 2020 18:04:57 +0000Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:04:57 +0000pm20,6:04 pm

  • Aida said:

    Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! This is wonderful!!!

    PMTue, 24 Mar 2020 20:36:01 +0000Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:36:01 +0000pm20,8:36 pm

  • Yolanda Gonzalez said:

    Who do I contact with issues setting account? It is taking me to UCF account that I really do not use since I am just a part time.


    AMWed, 25 Mar 2020 11:01:52 +0000Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:01:52 +0000am20,11:01 am

    • Yolanda Gonzalez said:

      Even the help link takes me to UCF. Yolanda

      AMWed, 25 Mar 2020 11:03:29 +0000Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:03:29 +0000am20,11:03 am

  • Yolanda Gonzalez said:

    Issue solve. Here are instructions if this happen to others. "Your internet browser must have that ucf account saved on it. You will need to clear your browsers cache. The zoom link should take you to a Valencia sign in screen that will prompt you to enter your Atlas credentials. Make sure that you login via your account". Thanks OIT

    AMWed, 25 Mar 2020 11:24:56 +0000Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:24:56 +0000am20,11:24 am

  • Kamla Charles said:

    This is an amazing tool I am excited to use! I don't see a way to create a webinar. Will this feature be enabled?

    PMWed, 25 Mar 2020 15:49:06 +0000Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:49:06 +0000pm20,3:49 pm

    • Patti Smith said:

      Kamla – We are not currently utilizing the the webinar feature however you can host meetings with up to 300 participants. If this will not meet your needs please reach out and we can discuss.

      AMThu, 26 Mar 2020 08:52:38 +0000Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:52:38 +0000am20,8:52 am

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