Goodbye WebEx, Hello Zoom!
We are excited that, after a thoughtful selection process, Zoom has been selected to be Temple University’s new web and video conferencing platform!! As you explore Zoom, we think you will find that it helps you connect—with students and colleagues, across time and space. Zoom makes it easier to be present, wherever you are. Zoom offers sophisticated features for teaching: video and audio, online course and meeting scheduling, unlimited recordings, and improved accessibility. It also offers the possibility for more student collaboration, as well as a new way to connect our classrooms to the wider world.
One of the great things that Zoom can do is help make online teaching more effective. Zoom’s functionality allows you and your students to feel like you are in the same space, and allows you to create an engaging classroom in which your students are active participants.
Change is Hard, but We’re Here to Help!
The staff at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching has been preparing for the introduction of Zoom and are ready to help you get started. We know change is hard, but we will be offering a host of resources, materials, workshops, trainings, and support services to get you up and running. We are looking forward to sharing how Zoom will benefit you and your students, and are continuing to develop new ways to help faculty learn Zoom and use it in their teaching. So visit this page often for new training opportunities, information, and announcements.
- If you have any important WebEx recordings you wish to preserve, put in a help desk request for assistance in downloading them. Access to WebEx ends on July 31, 2020.
- Sign in to Zoom at temple.zoom.us. When you click the “Sign In” button, you will be prompted to log in with your Temple credentials.
- Download the Zoom desktop application onto your computer.