Washington State University Information Technology Services releases Zoom videoconferencing licenses to all current WSU students, faculty, and staff, Tuesday, July 9.  The transition to a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offers WSU considerable savings in money, time, and employee effort.

With Zoom, users can host and attend meetings from any device with a wireless connection, no matter how far apart they are in the world.

Users will also have the option to create Zoom meetings directly from their Outlook calendars. Instant messaging is offered through Zoom, and departments are able to choose Zoom or Skype for Business as their primary area messaging resource.

Current users with a licensed, independent Zoom account were emailed a notice on June 21 detailing the process for account consolidation. Existing accounts will be absorbed into the new license, and if users are still under an active, paid subscription, they will need to go through the refund process. No further action is needed for account holders who have already consolidated accounts or who are not on a paid subscription.

Network authentication for Zoom will be managed by our new cloud authentication resource, Okta. For information on how to login and start using the program, or to view the recorded June 25 end user training session, visit the ITS service catalog page.

Users should direct questions and support requests to crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu.