Does Zoom Allow Uploading Files?

Zoom allows for In-Meeting file transfer.  For more information on this service click the following link: In-Meeting File Transfer.

Is Zoom encrypted?

All meetings are AES encrypted. End-to-end encryption is an added layer of application security. Zoom can encrypt all presentation content at the application layer using TLS 1.2 with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit algorithm. This is configured at the Western's account level for all users.

In a meeting where all of the participants are using Zoom clients, and the meeting is not being recorded, Zoom encrypts all video, audio, screen sharing, and chat content at the sending client, and do not decrypt it at any point before it reaches the receiving clients.

When users join Zoom meetings using devices that do not inherently use Zoom’s communication protocol, such as a phone (connected via traditional telephone line, rather than the app) or SIP/H.323 room-based systems, Zoom’s encryption cannot be applied directly by that phone or device.

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Does Zoom Include Toll-Free Calling?

This is not part of the standard license, but can be requested by faculty or staff.  

Please note that this is a chargeable service. 

To request such a service, create a Service Desk ticket.

Can Zoom Call Me?

This is not part of the standard license.

What if my Meeting Starts Without Me

It is still possible for a meeting to start with you (the host) even with Join Before Host disabled. If you have given someone Scheduling Privilege (which allows them to schedule meetings on your behalf), when that person joins a meeting before you, the meeting will start and they will be made the host. This is typically not a problem, as our recommendation to disable Join Before Host is based on preventing unwanted/uninvited participants from hijacking a meeting. After you join, the role of Host can be reassigned to you.

Can I Host a Zoom Webinar?

The Webinar feature in not part of our standard license but can be requested by staff or faculty. This is a chargeable feature. 

To request such a service, create a Service Desk ticket.

Here is the pricing model for Webinars - Prices are in US dollars:

Please note that since the prices are in US dollars, final charge will depend on the conversion rate. 

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What is the difference between a Zoom meeting and webinar?

The Meeting and Webinar platforms offer similar features and functionality but have some key differences.

Please review the following website to compare Meetings vs Webinars: Meeting and Webinar Comparison


What if I Already Have a Zoom Account?

Your account can be merged into Western's main account.  Please note that all your data will be transferred to the new account.

If you wish to have your account transffered, please submit a ticket here and someone will get back to you with 2 business days. 

Are There Fees or Charges Associated with Zoom Support?

There are not fees currently associated with using Zoom.

What Zoom Vendor Training or Videos Are Available?

Zoom offers a varitey of Live Training Webinars.

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