Zoom at U-M

Important: You must sign in with SSO and enter umich as the domain name. If you enter umich.edu, you will receive an error.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, download the Zoom App and familiarize yourself with Zoom.

U-M Zoom accounts are available to all active faculty, staff, and students on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses and in Michigan Medicine. Alumni, retirees, and non-university participants can attend Zoom meetings without a university account but cannot host or initiate Zoom meetings. (For more information on what happens to your U-M Zoom account when you leave the university, refer to Zoom: Accounts for People Who Leave U-M.)

MCommunity groups and/or departmental shared accounts are not eligible for U-M Zoom. Sharing a Zoom account with multiple people is a violation of Zoom's terms of service, as well as a violation of U-M's agreement with Zoom.

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings and provides the option for meeting recordings. Zoom offers high-quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.

Use Zoom to

  • Hold synchronous online classes
  • Host virtual office hours
  • Collaborate remotely on research
  • Share screens and host real-time video conversations
  • Record to the cloud or computer for easy sharing (cloud storage for 150┬ádays)

Sensitive Data with Zoom

Zoom provides appropriate security and compliance assurance that allows it to be used for teaching and learning and many other use cases. Check the Zoom entry in the Sensitive Data Guide to IT Services for a list of the sensitive data types that are and are not permitted with U-M Zoom.

Note: As of January 3, 2021, U-M Zoom may be used for Protected Health Information (PHI, regulated by HIPAA). The University of Michigan has signed a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Zoom, which allows for this use.

You are responsible for using Zoom in ways that comply with sensitive data laws and regulations, as outlined in the Sensitive Data Guide entries.