Zoom for Instruction

About Zoom for Instruction

"Zoom for Instruction" provides workshops, consultations and other support for Berkeley instructors using Zoom. Zoom for Instruction also helps instructors access and use Zoom Webinars and Zoom Pro for official classes with more than 300 students. 

In addition to supporting live lecture streaming, Zoom can also support many other instructional scenarios, including interactive video, video recording (on-demand, asynchronous viewing), and active learning (polling, breakout rooms, whiteboards/annotations, screensharing, etc.). Zoom is  integrated withbCourses

More About Zoom for Instruction

Webinars & Zoom Pro for Large Classes

Teaching a class with more than 300 students? Please email zoom-help@berkeley.edu to find out more about our support for large classrooms using zoom pro or webinars.

Get Help with Zoom for Instruction

Zoom Helpdesk for Instructors

RTL offers a drop-in virtual helpdesk(link is external) (Zoom meeting link) for UC Berkeley Instructors from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Zoom for Instruction Alerts & Updates

Important Zoom Update

Recent issues including slow or dropped connections in Zoom have been resolved with the latest software update, released Sept. 22. A number of new and enhanced features for meetings, webinars, and chat are also included in the new version. 

The UC Berkeley Zoom Team recommends that everyone at Berkeley upgrade their mobile and desktop apps to this latest version to improve and enhance their Zoom meeting and webinar experiences. This will also avoid any interruptions to functionality when Zoom implements a new, rolling 9-month release window on Nov. 1. Under this policy, Zoom clients will be required to update their Zoom software to ensure it is no more than nine months behind the current version at any given time. Instructions to download new version updates are available through:

Note: If you are on a managed machine with Berkeley Desktop you can also use BigFix (Windows) or Self-Service (Mac) to update your Zoom instance. 

For more support, contact ITCS itcsshelp@berkeley.edu or your departmental IT staff for assistance.