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UHD Introduces New Cloud Conferencing Service

Group collaboration and off-site conferencing just got easier for faculty, staff and students at the University of Houston-Downtown.

The University has partnered with Zoom, a cloud meeting company, to offer users a simple, unified format for video conferencing, simple online meetings and group messaging. Zoom offers video, audio and screen-sharing experiences across ZoomPresence, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

Features include:

  • HD video and voice
  • Dual streaming video and screen
  • Join conference by video, computer or phone.
  • Group collaboration
  • Screen sharing
  • White boarding
  • Annotation and co-annotation
  • Simple online cloud base meetings
  • Security with AES 128-bits encryption and HTTPS access

Zoom is now the official UHD conference/collaboration product. This system applies to requests for Phone Bridging, Online Meetings, Electronic Class Sessions (whether solo or supplementing Blackboard) and Interviews.

Faculty, staff and students can self-register for a Zoom account with a simple, automated process with no intervention from the IT department.