Zoom is a reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

MIT’s Zoom is provided, maintained, and licensed by IS&T. For complete details, see the MIT Zoom landing page.

Getting an account

Zoom is available to all MIT community members with an MIT Kerberos ID and the ability to authenticate with Touchstone.

Installing Software

Download the appropriate Zoom software for your computer or device.

Signing in

Create a Meeting

There are two ways you can start a meeting depending on whether you wish to host a meeting immediately, or schedule a meeting for later.

Host a Meeting (start a meeting immediately)

Schedule a Meeting

Join a meeting

To join a meeting, you can either join from an invitation, or from a Meeting ID.

Limiting Access and Reducing Disruptive Behavior in Zoom

To reduce disruption to your Zoom sessions from those who are not the intended invitees, MIT strongly recommends the following guidelines for all MIT Zoom meeting hosts

Zoom Rooms

Zoom Rooms is a Zoom software based room system combined with Zoom certified hardware that provides a seamless, integrated experience for audio conferencing, wireless screen sharing, and video conferencing. Zoom Rooms can be used for room-only attendees, or remote attendees joining from another room, from their desktop, or from their mobile device.

CSAIL is evaluating Zoom Rooms for possible deployment in all CSAIL conference rooms. Currently, Zoom Rooms is deployed in the Terman and 262 conference rooms.