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Zoom Video

Web conferencing lets you connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. Zoom helps with video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones.

WTAMU Zoom Video can be accessed at https://wtamu.zoom.us or through WTClass.

For technical support on Zoom, call the Help Desk at 806-651-4357 or email at .

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Webcams

While Zoom does allow for webcams so that students and faculty can see each other, webcams do not have to be required for students to participate in a Zoom session. In fact, it is generally recommended to limit the number of webcams streaming at the same time in an effort to control the amount of data processing through Zoom at any one time. This will help students who are on a slower connection to have less chance of lag occurring.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the WTAMU Zoom link?

The web address link to the WTAMU Zoom site is wtamu.zoom.us. Zoom is also accessible from within WTClass. See tutorials below for how to use Zoom meetings from inside WTClass, from the Zoom website, and/or the desktop client.

Do I have to use a Password/Passcode for my meetings?

A password is required for all Zoom meetings. Passwords require:

  • Minimum of 8 characters.
  • Have at least 1 letter (a, b, c...)
  • Have at least 1 number (1, 2, 3...)
  • Have at least 1 special character (!, @, #...)

Recording Zoom Meetings

In-Meeting Recording (applicable to Cloud or Local Recordings)

  • The host controls the ability to record. Unless the host grants permission to a participant, no other recordings can take place within Zoom.
  • When a meeting is being recorded in Zoom, “Recording…” appears in the upper left-hand corner. This is visible to all participants.

Cloud Recording

  • WTAMU has limited recording space in Zoom cloud.
    • Staff: Please record to your local computer.
    • Faculty: Zoom cloud recordings should automatically migrate into Ensemble and delete from the Zoom Cloud. Please check Ensemble for your Zoom recordings.
  • If you use an iPad, you must record to the cloud.
    • Staff: After completion, download and delete your recording from the Zoom cloud storage. You can store your recordings on your computer or in OneDrive.
    • Faculty: Zoom cloud recordings should automatically migrate into Ensemble and delete from the Zoom Cloud. Please check Ensemble for your Zoom recordings.

Local Recording

  • In account settings, it is possible to allow the host and participants to record the meeting to a local file.
  • The host may give participants the ability to record locally. By default, this is not enabled. You as the host have to enable this in your Zoom Advanced Settings.

Watching Recordings

  • If you want others to watch a recorded Zoom meeting, upload your recording to Ensemble (for faculty) or streaming media service such as YouTube (for staff), or upload your video into OneDrive (for staff), and then provide the URL to others to watch. Please DO NOT leave recordings in the Zoom cloud for review.

Tutorials for Faculty

Tutorials for Staff

Downloading Cloud Recordings to Store in OneDrive

More Coming Soon

Tutorials for Students

Coming Soon