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Campus License of Zoom Video Conferencing Service

Dear colleagues,

Campus License of Zoom Video Conferencing Service

We are pleased to inform you that IT Services (ITS) has subscribed a campus license for academic staff and students to use the Zoom video conferencing service for facilitating their work and studies.  The Zoom service should be a useful tool for supporting video conferencing between teachers and their students as it would be needed for online teaching and learning.

Zoom conferencing can be used for online meetings, classes, interviews, etc.  Staff and students can organize online meetings easily with following steps:

  1. Go to the website: https://hku.zoom.us.
  2. Click the “Login” button and login with HKU Portal UID and PIN.
  3. Upon a successful login, staff and students will be assigned with a Zoom license for meeting hosting.  After that, they can start scheduling Zoom meetings.
  4. Users can download the Zoom client/app from the Zoom Download Center before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device.

Each licensed user may host one meeting at a time.  The maximum number of participants of a meeting is 300.

Please visit the useful website provided by Zoom for the necessary materials on how to get started.  A video tutorials website is also supported to provide video training on the use of the service.

ITS will hold an introductory session for colleagues who are new to Zoom on 5 December 2019. Interested colleagues can either join at the following venue or via Zoom.  Details are as follows:

Date:   5 December 2019 (Thursday)
Time:   4-5 pm
Language: Cantonese
Venue: Room 115, 1/F, Knowles Building
Join URL: https://hku.zoom.us/j/645705015 (Meeting ID: 645 705 015)

In case you have questions in using the Zoom service, please contact the Zoom Help Centre or ITS Service Desk (ithelp@hku.hk; 3917 0123; ITS website on Zoom).


P.T. Ho
Director of IT Services
Information Technology Services