The latest tool in Ohio State’s eLearning toolset has arrived! Introducing CarmenZoom, an enterprise-wide web conferencing tool that allows you to video chat with your colleagues, collaborate virtually on a research project, host remote office hours with students, work together on class projects and more. Check out the Getting Started Guide in the ODEE Resource Center for an overview of the tool.
CarmenZoom has been configured for academic use, and it will be integrated with CarmenCanvas beginning this autumn to better support instructor and student communication.
All faculty, staff and students at Ohio State have been given Pro accounts with Zoom which allow for meetings up to 300 participants, 180 days of cloud storage for recorded meetings and automatic closed-captioning for recordings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you need advanced webinar functionality.
Zoom is replacing CarmenConnect as Ohio State’s official academic web conferencing solution. If you had been using Connect to host meetings and webinars, now is the time to give Zoom a try! Also, if you have recordings or files in Connect that you’d like to keep, those must be exported before October 31.
*Please note, CarmenZoom is not intended to be a replacement for Skype for Business, which should be your default tool for communication for university business.