For your safety: some meetings require you to authenticate with your my.ryerson credentials. Before joining a meeting, we recommend you sign in to the Zoom desktop or mobile app using Single Sign On (SSO).
Faculty, teaching assistants, and staff
All faculty, teaching assistants, and staff have licensed Zoom accounts. Simply go to ryerson.zoom.us, external link and sign-in.
Your instructor may require you to login and authenticate with your Toronto Metropolitan University credentials to join the meeting room. Doing so requires a Toronto Metropolitan University Zoom account. Click on "Sign In" on the ryerson.zoom.us, external link portal to create a Toronto Metropolitan University Zoom account, and then sign in to the Zoom desktop or mobile application using the Single Sign On (SSO) option. For instructions, please read the Continuity of Learning Guide.
The university has conducted the privacy impact assessment and security assessment on Zoom. Please review the recommendations from the assessments:
When you are going to record the meeting:
- you need to let the participants know the meeting is recorded prior or at the start of the meeting,
- the host is responsible for the retention and deletion of the recordings in accordance with record retention schedule.
For questions about Zoom privacy, please email us at email@example.com and we will consult with the Privacy Office accordingly.
Not sure if this is the right tool?
For teaching-related web conferencing, we recommend using Zoom, especially if your classes comprise more than 100 people.
For administrative and other web conferencing, we recommend using Google Meet. Google Meet is an online meeting tool that you can access with your Toronto Metropolitan University G Suite account - no download required.
|Recommended use||Best for smaller meetings and administrative staff.||For teaching-related web conferencing and online lectures.|
|Room capacity||250 people per room or livestream up to 100, 000 people (faculty and staff can only host livestreams).||300 people per room.
500 people per Webinar (by request only).
|Delivery method||Any web browser.||Zoom app (preferred) or Chrome web client (limited features).|
|Ability to chat with other participants||✓||✓|
|Supports desktop sharing||✓||✓|
|Attend or host meeting from mobile||✓||✓|
|Password enabled rooms||✓||✓|
|Dial in by phone (Long distance & international call charges may apply)||✓||✓|
|Closed captioning||Automatically generated. Participants can toggle on or off.||Automatically generated, although the host must enable "Live Transcript" at the start of every meeting.|
|Screen reader accessibility||Compatible with most screen readers.||Compatible with most screen readers.|
- May 30: Beginning May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients must be on 5.0+ in order to join any meeting, as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled for all Zoom meetings.
- April 27: Zoom 5.0 is released. Update features enhanced security controls, including support for AES 256-Bit GCM encryption. To update, click on your profile picture in the desktop client, and then click "Check for Updates."
- April 8: New feature! Access meeting room security features more easily with the Security toolbar.
- April 6: By default, only meeting hosts (including co-hosts) can share their screen. Learn more about Screen sharing.
- April 4: Please update your desktop client (version 4.6.9) when prompted to fix a security vulnerability.
- April 3: All newly scheduled and instant meetings will have a meeting room password by default. Only authenticated users can view cloud recordings.
- March 26: The following features and settings have been disabled by default: Annotations, Virtual background, File transfer, Whiteboard, Remote control, Private chat.
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