MSU has signed a hosting and licensing agreement with the Zoom cloud-based web conferencing platform. Zoom web conferencing includes video and audio and is accessible on a variety of platforms including Macs, PCs, iOS and Android devices.
MSU users can log in to Zoom at msu.zoom.us using their MSU NetID and password. The Basic Zoom service is available for faculty, staff, and students at no cost, but it is limited to 40-minute duration meetings.
Zoom can be used with conventional phone lines for audio conferencing as well as Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize and other similar conferencing devices. Users invited to participate in a meeting do not need a license. Only hosts are required to have an account license.
The agreement between MSU and Zoom was the culmination of a partnership between several colleges on campus and IT Services.