Zoom is a video and audio chat app for group meetings and one-to-one conversations.
To join a Zoom conversation, a link will be emailed to you.
The first time you click a Zoom link on your computer or laptop, you will be asked to download the Zoom software.
To install Zoom on your phone or tablet, use one of the links below:
iPhone and iPad | Android | PC and Mac computers and laptops
To learn how to use Zoom, check out Zoom Video Resources.
If you are still having trouble, please contact us.
Zoom Security and Privacy
Literacy Alberni is aware of the recent news reports on incidents such as “Zoom bombing,” and we’ve taken a serious look into all of the security and privacy issues presented by Zoom and other video conferencing tools. We are comfortable recommending Zoom to our learners and volunteers, and are using it as our primary video conferencing tool.
The main issues, such as Zoom bombing, can be avoided by using the same digital safety precautions that you should be using with any service or website.
- Don’t share private or confidential information over Zoom
- Use built-in security features, such as meeting passwords and waiting rooms (both are now turned on by default)
- Keep Zoom (and all software) up to date by installing all available software updates
Zoom has been quick to respond to all issues, and have completely overhauled their security and privacy procedures.
For more information, visit Zoom’s Privacy and Security portal.
For an in-depth, tech-focused examination of all of Zoom’s security and tech issues, you can read this article by Glenn Fleishman; however, most of Zoom’s issues are similar to those faced by all growing tech companies, and will go unnoticed by the vast majority of casual users.
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