Baylor Introduces Zoom to Enhance Support of Online Teaching, Learning and Working

April 15, 2020
Baylor has officially added the teleconferencing platform Zoom to its suite of services that includes Cisco Webex and Microsoft Teams. This enterprise license allows students, faculty and staff to leverage Zoom features using a Bear ID, password, and Duo two-factor authentication in support of online teaching, learning, and teleworking. Zoom is available on the web at, within Canvas, through desktop apps for MacOS and Windows, and using the Zoom mobile app.

Since the university shifted online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many in the Baylor community have turned to Zoom to communicate virtually. The evident demand for Zoom compelled Baylor ITS and the Libraries to procure a campus license and implement this popular platform.

Zoom’s lightweight and flexible two-way audio and video, text chat, screen sharing, and recording capabilities allow faculty to interact with students and classes virtually, staff to conduct online meetings, and students to collaborate on group projects and studies. In addition, Zoom can scale to support international academic conversations across the Academy through virtual conferencing.

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