Zoom Services

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.

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

Zoom AI Disabled for UC

In August, Zoom updated their terms of service in a way that suggested that they could use meeting audio, video, chat, screen sharing, attachments, and other content to train their Artificial Intelligence (AI) model. In response to concerns about the privacy implications of this direction, Zoom updated their terms of service to clarify that they would not use any meeting content.

While Zoom has addressed these concerns, note that the AI features in Zoom are not enabled in the UC Santa Cruz instance of Zoom, as ITS needs to further evaluate its functionality to ensure privacy and security. Read additional information about Zoom AI.

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).

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