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Kennedy College of Sciences Keep Learning FAQ's

❖ What is Zoom?
Zoom is a video-conferencing software that runs on desktop/laptop computers and cell phones. You can use it to broadcast lectures with students participating live. Zoom meetings can also be recorded.

❖How do I get Zoom?
UMass Lowell will provide you with a “Licensed” account that lets you hold full-length meetings with up to 300 guests (free accounts limit meetings to 40 mins). Request an account at by choosing this series of menu options:

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Once your account is active, sign in at Note this is a special link with our school initials at the beginning. Sign in using the “SSO” option with your UMass Lowell email address and password.

❖ Do my students need a Zoom account?

❖ Can my students use Zoom from their phones?
Yes. To join by phone, they must download the Zoom app.

I want to know more about Zoom! Here is a short intro Zoom video for UML (thanks Brent Shell) and detailed Zoom FAQ (Thanks, Manning School of Business).

❖ How do I choose between Collaborate Ultra and Zoom for hosting live meetings?

Both provide a similar set of features and it’s mainly a matter of personal preference.