For academic and professional staff, Zoom conferencing allows you to broadcast a lecture or meeting to one or more rooms, across multiple campuses and external locations.
When to use Zoom
Monash staff can use Zoom to communicate and collaborate with multiple parties, both internal and external. This can be done from
- the office
- or remotely.
Zoom offers good video, audio and screen-sharing quality across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, high-end conferencing room systems and telephone. Learn about Zoom features.
Find out how to install Zoom on your devices.
Register and use Zoom
- Using your Monash account, login to Zoom
You now have full access to Zoom functions to host and join meetings.
- Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities for Students Policy (pdf, 36.5 kb)
- Information Technology Use Policy - Staff and Other Authorised Users (pdf, 99.1kb)
Local Zoom conference recording allows you to record meeting video and audio locally on your computer or shared network drive.
When you record a conference of any kind you must inform the other parties and ensure they consent first.
- The meeting host can record or to assign the ability to record to another participant. All participants in a meeting will see a recording indicator in the upper-left corner of their screen.
- You can record the active speaker, and any content being shared. All recorded meetings are stored locally on your local device or computer. Zoom users should be aware that recorded files could be copied, stored or redistributed by the approved recording party.
When sharing your desktop, other meeting participants can see the content on your desktop, including any private material, email and message notifications which may display in the background or pop-ups.
- Click Share Screen, in your in-meeting tool bar, to share your desktop or an individual application/window.
Desktop remote control
While screen sharing in a zoom meeting, you can Give mouse/Keyboard control to another participant. Participants can also request this. This allows them to completely control and manage your desktop until you opt to regain control.
- To do this, the host or participant selects Share Screen.
- The person sharing their screen, selects Give mouse/keyboard control to and then selects the participant.
- Alternatively during a screen share another participant can Request remote control right. This sends a sharing request to the host.
- To regain control over their mouse and keyboard, the party sharing their screen simply clicks anywhere on their screen.