Zoom Basic Services

Access Zoom: https://ucsc.zoom.us/


About Zoom Basic Accounts

Zoom Basic allows you to host an unlimited number of one-to-one meetings for unlimited time for up to 40 minutes. 

Audio/Web or Web Conferencing only (Basic Account)

  • Free
  • No reservations required
  • Available 24/7
  • Limited to 40 minutes 
  • Call in number for Audio is NOT toll free. You might be charged long distance fees depending on your telephone plan. 
  • Maximum of 100 participants
  • Screen Sharing
  • Recording

Recording and Archiving

Zoom allows you to record and archive your conference calls. 

  • These files will be stored on your computer and you may upload to Google drive for sharing. Be mindful about security and access. Recordings are saved in .Mp4 format which is widely used and playable by most systems and players. 

Zoom Basic Cost and Billing

Zoom Basic is free to use. Call in number for Audio is NOT toll free. You might be charged long distance fees depending on your telephone plan. 


Sign Up for Zoom

  • Getting started is quick and easy! Go to ucsc.zoom.us and click SIGN IN.
  • Use your Cruz ID and Gold Password to sign in. 
  • Follow the minimal steps for a basic account. 

How to Use Zoom

To begin or join your Zoom audio or audio/web conference:

  1. Host aka Chairperson or Conference organizer will start by logging in to https://ucsc.zoom.us/signin to start the meeting.
  2. Participants will join meetings by clicking on a link or going to https://ucsc.zoom.us/join and entering the Meeting ID or Meeting Room Name that was provided to them by the meeting Host. They will then get a audio call-in option for a toll call (not a free call) or web audio. Meeting organizer has to set up for call-in option.

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