What is Zoom?

Zoom is a cloud-based meeting platform that provides video, audio, and screen sharing options across multiple platforms, including mobile. You can join any Zoom meeting by clicking the meeting URL, or by entering the meeting ID into the Zoom Web Portal, the desktop app, or mobile app.  Conestoga provides Zoom web conference software for staff, faculty, and students for teaching and collaboration purposes.


  • Full video conferencing functionality
  • Up to 300 attendees per session
  • Screen and application sharing​
  • Support for Android and iOS mobile platforms
  • Single sign-on integration (Use Conestoga account credentials)
  • Record and share meetings
  • Integration with email/calendar/browser applications

Support information for students, staff, and faculty

Zoom Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Scheduling A ​Meeting



Posting / Sharing Meeting Links

How to post your Zoom link in eConestoga

Hosting a Meeting

Basic In-Meeting Navigation


Inviting Participants



Meeting Layouts and Views



Joining a Meeting



Sharing Your Screen





Breakout Rooms






Using Polls



Using Recordings

  • By default, all Conestoga accounts have captioning enabled for cloud recordings.  It is recommended to use the Record to the Cloud option.


Generating Reports

​​​​​Zoo​m Live Captions


To enable live captions:             

Step 1: Update Zoom client  (see 1-minute video: https://youtu.be​​​/E7zERcVLUBM             

Step 2: In Zoom web interface settings​ (​In Meeting - Advanced), enable closed captions then click "Enable live transcription" and save (see screenshot below):


Step 3: In a Zoom meeting, click the Live Transcript button on the Zoom task bar:


Step 4: When the Live Transcript menu appears, click "Enable Auto-Transcription." 


Step 5: A notice will appear that live transcription is enabled. Participants can enable and disable on their own devices if their client is updated.


 NOTE: Captions are visible on the recording if user selects "CC Transcript" or "Audio Transcript", but may be disabled by selecting "Without subtitles":
​​​​​Focus Mode
Focus mode is designed with the digital learning environment in mind, allowing students to stay attentive or work on their tasks while under supervision, without being distracted by others and their tasks. This feature gives the host and co-hosts view of all participants’ videos without other participants seeing each other. This extends into screen sharing, as the host and co-host can view and switch between each participant’s shared screen, while the participants can only view their own content. If the host finds a participant’s content should be shared with others, they can easily begin sharing the participant’s screen with others.


Other help topics

Get started with Zoom

Join or host a meeting

Audio, visual, and recording

Use Zoom on mobile devices

Support resources