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Glossary of Zoom Terms

Zoom Virginia Tech’s platform for video conferencing. It can be used on personal computers, in classrooms, and in conference rooms. Zoom meetings can be recorded.

Zoom Personal Room Every Zoom user’s personal virtual meeting space.

Connected Classroom A TLOS classroom supporting videoconferencing for teaching and learning. Connections are made via Zoom.

Zoom RoomA hardware solution, sold by Zoom, that turns a conference room or classroom into a videoconferencing room.

Zoom Web Portal The Virginia Tech Zoom website at You can configure your Zoom settings, and schedule and launch meetings through the portal.

Zoom Client The desktop application where Zoom meetings occur. You can schedule and launch Zoom meetings from the client. Also called "Zoom Meetings" or "Zoom Client for Meetings." 

Zoom Mobile AppThe mobile application where Zoom meetings occur; not for teaching and learning.

Kaltura Platformfor video recording, storage, and playback in Canvas. Videos can be recorded in equipped classrooms, uploaded by instructors, or transferred from Zoom.




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