Zoom Migration Begins October 30
October 30, 2018
As reported in the September Technology Update, Drexel now has a university-wide license for Zoom, the online meeting and video conferencing service. Drexel has begun contacting current Zoom users with instructions and an invitation to move their account onto the university license.
When a Zoom Basic account (i.e., a free account) moves to the university license, it becomes a Pro license and gains all of the features of a Pro account, including unlimited meeting lengths (vs 40 minutes for Basic accounts), cloud recording of meetings and automatic creation of transcripts from the meeting, and the ability to link a Zoom meeting to a Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meeting.
When a Zoom Pro account (i.e., a paid account) moves to the university license, billing stops and Zoom will issue a refund for the unused time on any pre-paid service subscription. All Pro users also have 1 GB of cloud space to record meetings and automatically create transcripts of the meeting, and the ability to link a Zoom meeting to a Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meeting.
Accounts connected to Drexel's license may also use Drexel Connect to sign in to Zoom as you to DrexelOne and other university services. This means that users no longer need to remember a separate password for their Zoom accounts.
Current Zoom users will receive an email message from Drexel IT on October 30. Those accounts that are ready to move now will also receive a message from Zoom. Some Zoom accounts will be able to move only after the account holder provides additional information to Drexel IT to facilitate the move. Instructions for the move will be in the messages that users receive.