What is Zoom and how do I create an account?

Zoom is a video conferencing and webinar tool that is available to members of the Bates College Community to provide a simple to use cloud based web, video conference, and webinar solution. With Zoom you are able to have a video meeting or webinar directly from your computer, mobile device or from an on campus Zoom Configured Classroom.

Zoom Basic accounts provide the following features:

  • 1 host
  • 40 mins limit on group meetings
  • Host up to 50 participants
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Unlimited meeting duration for 1 to 1 meetings

To utilize a Zoom Basic account, login to https://bates.zoom.us/ with your Bates Network Username and Password.

Zoom Pro accounts provide the following features:

  • Up to 9 hosts
  • Unlimited meeting duration for all meeting sizes
  • Host up to 50 participants
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Unlimited meeting duration for 1 to 1 meetings

To utilize a Zoom Pro account, login to https://bates.zoom.us/ with your Bates Network Username and Password and create a Zoom Basic account. To upgrade to a Zoom Pro account, please contact the IT Help Desk with your request.

Zoom Webinar accounts provide the following features:

  • Up to 100 live hosts, panelists, and attendees
  • Unlimited webinar duration
  • Unlimited number of webinars
  • HD Video and Premium Audio
  • Practice Session
  • Host Controls
  • Chat
  • Polling
  • Q&A Dialog Box
  • Attendee Raise Hand
  • Recording
  • Reporting

To utilize a Zoom Basic/Webinar account, login to https://bates.zoom.us/ with your Bates Network Username and Password and create a Zoom Basic account. To upgrade your account to include the webinar features, please contact the IT Help Desk with your request.

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