Student sitting on the ground using a laptop surrounded by books

Making a Move to Zoom

Zoom replaced Webex as the university’s video conferencing tool in June 2023. Use Zoom to host or attend online meetings or classes.

Try Zoom


Stay with Webex

Renew contract for   
one to five years

Move to Zoom

Pilot Zoom (Spring 2023)   
Campus launch (July 1, 2023)

Webex vs. Zoom Survey Results

The results from the Faculty Senate’s survey show which video platform is preferred by academic and administrative faculty.


949 respondents

Engagement Activities

College of Education Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.
Library Council Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.
Faculty Senate Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.



  • Currently used by a majority of campus
  • Training, documentation, etc. stay the same
  • Easy to renew contract since we’re already using it


  • Broader functionality for teaching and learning (
  • Multiple units on campus already use it
  • Quick procurement since Zoom is part of Internet 2 contract

Cost: It’s costly to run multiple systems simultaneously. The price for Zoom is about the same as Webex.

Class for Zoom (

The Class application adds functionality to Zoom to enhance online and hybrid instruction. It has a robust toolset for better classroom management, real-time student engagement tracking, and other features that benefit students and faculty.

Screenshot of class for zoom

Anticipated Impacts

With a move to Zoom, students and faculty benefit from the robust tool for learning and teaching in online and hybrid environments.

Overall Better Platform

Increase Student Engagement

Reduce Faculty Workload

Address User Feedback

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