Web Conferencing with Zoom

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that provides a platform to conduct live online conferences, presentations, lectures, meetings and group chats. Use Zoom on your desktop or laptop computer (Windows and Mac), mobile device (iOS and Android), or other conferencing systems such as Polycom (H.323), to connect to anyone internal or external to Georgetown.

All Georgetown faculty, staff and students will receive Zoom Pro accounts. This allows for 300 attendees in all Zoom meeting rooms.

Faculty can use the Zoom Conferencing tool in Canvas to schedule meetings with students and hold online office hours. Students (and faculty too) can use Zoom outside of Canvas to create and host their own meetings.

Zoom Policy Statements:

Virtual Learning Environment – Privacy, Security, and Intellectual Property

Zoom Statement on FERPA

Zoom Privacy

Report Terms of Use Violations


Troubleshooting Tips:

How can I make my Zoom room more secure?

How can I improve my Zoom experience?

Are you having Internet connectivity issues?


Please email zoom@georgetown.edu


University Information Services (UIS-Edtech) offers weekly Instructional Continuity Office Hours for Georgetown faculty and staff.


The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) provides faculty and staff support with tools and tips for teaching online. Available Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm (ET): Enter CNDLS Office Hours