Zoom Conferencing Service

Zoom is a full-featured web and video conferencing service that is available to all UCSC faculty, staff, and students for online meetings, webinars, virtual teaching, and interactive sessions.

Zoom 5.0 Update

Beginning May 30, Zoom meetings will require Zoom 5.0 or newer. This latest version provides valuable security enhancements. If your Zoom client is not updated, Zoom will prompt you to update your client before joining. Check your version and update

Start Using Zoom

SIGN IN to Zoom: https://ucsc.zoom.us/ with your CruzID/Gold credentials. 

Once you sign in, you can start using Zoom. All UCSC students, faculty, and staff have access to licensed Zoom accounts. Campus contractors have access to Zoom Basic


  • Easy start and join.
  • HD video and high quality audio.
  • Up to 300 participants.
  • Webinar up to 500 participants (request service)
  • Session recording and automatic transcription.
  • Screen sharing.
  • Virtual whiteboard.
  • Polling.
  • Note: Call in number for Audio is NOT toll free.

Keep Zoom Private

Zoom is configured by default to help reduce the possibility of unknown or unwelcome guests joining a meeting or webinar; however, there are additional security steps you can take to ensure your Zoom sessions are private.

The following security measures are in place by default:

  • Masking Phone Number. When Zoom users join using a phone, only the first 3 digits (area code) and last 3 digits of the phone number will be displayed. This complies with FERPA and UCSC Policy on privacy of student records.
  • All Zoom sessions are encrypted by default. This ensures that your session cannot be eavesdropped on or tampered with.
  • Only meeting host/s can share their screen (unless the host grants screen-sharing permission to a participant).
  • Only meeting host/s can record a Zoom session (unless the host grants recording permission to a participant).

Tips about preventing "Zoombombing" in your meetings

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