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    Program Description

    Catholic University has licensed Zoom for Higher Education as a video conferencing service for its community. Zoom assists Faculty in establishing hybrid or virtual classrooms, recording sessions, and managing communications within the meeting population. Zoom facilitates collaboration with real-time co-annotation and digital whiteboard. Zoom has video breakout rooms, polling, and group chats for enhanced participant engagement. Departments may purchase additional features (large meetings and webinars) as an annual subscription.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Faculty, Staff, Associates, and Visiting Scholars receive Zoom for Higher Education professional licenses.

    Students receive a 'Basic' license.

    (Alumni who do not have Cardinal Credentials may sign up for a free Basic account directly from Zoom using the email address of their choice).

  • Enrollment Requirements

    Enrollment in Catholic University's Zoom for Higher Education is automatic for employees and visiting scholars, current students, and alumni who have Cardinal Credentials. Logon to Zoom is accomplished through Google using your Cardinal Credentials.

  • Ongoing Participation


     The Zoom professional license (Faculty, Staff, Associates, and Visiting Scholars) allows for:

    • Meetings with up to 300 participants
      • Meetings can last up to 24 hours
    • Authentication via Google using Cardinal Credentials
    • Meeting Recording (purged after 180 days)
    • Optional add-on enhancements for webinars and large meeting capacity (annual departmental subscription charges apply)

    The Zoom basic license (Students and Alumni) allows for:

    • Meetings with up to 100 participants
      • Note: Meetings with more than 3 participants timeout after 40 minutes
    • Authentication via Google using Cardinal Credentials

    Subscription add-ons to professional licenses

    • Departments may purchase the Webinar add-on subscription on the web Storefront

    Zoom Cloud Recordings are removed after 180 days

    • Please download your Zoom Cloud recordings if you want to preserve them
    • Purge Schedule 
      • Mid-July -  Zoom cloud recordings before December 31 of the preceding year.
      • Mid-January - Zoom cloud recordings before June 30 of the prior year.
  • Unenrollment

    Enrollment in Zoom is based on a continued association with Catholic University and its continued licensing of the service.

    Access to Zoom is removed in accordance with the University's account disposition procedures in a similar manner as access to other University-provided services.

  • Disposition of Orphaned Assets

    A department head may request that its add-on license for Webinars or Large Meetings be transferred from one Zoom professional account to another by sending a service request to techsupport@cua.edu.
  • Primary Service Owner

    Director of User Services, Technology Services