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How Do I Use Zoom?

What is VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom)?

VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom) provides web-based video and audio conferencing system which allows real-time communication between instructors and students. VIU employees can create an online meeting room from within the Zoom app, or online at and schedule meetings between the whole class or individual groups.

Your account can be used to deliver lectures, engage in class discussions, run virtual office hours, and share resources, digital media, or any application that runs on the desktop.

How do employees create a licensed Zoom account?

All VIU employees can set up a Zoom account by going to, clicking Employee Login at the top of this page and logging in with their VIU email address and VIU account password.

New accounts are Licensed accounts by default. This account type gives your access to all of the available features and allows you to host meetings with up to 300 participants with no time limit. If you created your account prior to March 17, 2020 and need to be upgraded to a Licensed account, please send an email to

Do students need a Zoom account?

Students do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting.

Where can I get help with Zoom?

  • Zoom is supported by the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL)
  • Documentation can be found here: Zoom Help Center
  • You can also contact CIEL for help at

Who can use this service?

Students and Employees