Zoom Meeting and Webinar FAQs

Nearly all academic use cases can be met using Zoom Meetings and a standard PDX Zoom pro license — the account you access at pdx.zoom.us. See below for our FAQs on Zoom Meeting features.

  1. How long can meetings be?
    PDX Zoom meetings can be as long as you need. If you’re running into a time limit, check to make sure you’re logged in to your account with your PSU Odin information at pdx.zoom.us. Contact OAI Faculty Support if you continue to see a limit.
  2. How many people can join a meeting?
    Up to 300 participants can join PDX Zoom meetings. If you’re using breakout rooms, you can have 200 participants across 50 different breakout rooms. If you see a lower participant limit, check to make sure you’re logged in to your account with your PSU Odin information at pdx.zoom.us. Contact OAI Faculty Support if you continue to see a lower limit.
  3. How can I manage invitations?
    You can use the meeting registration function to set up a landing page with customized questions and the ability to send a customized registration email to your guests ahead of the meeting. This is not a recommended setting for classroom Zoom use, as it can add a barrier for students to join meetings. However it can be a valuable feature for non-class meetings.
  4. How can I manage participants during the meeting?
    Zoom has a number of features designed to help you manage meeting participants including chat, the ability mute all participants, and remove individual users. The short video below outlines how to use these features.
  5. How can I use advanced interactive features (polling, hand raising, screen sharing, etc.)?
    You can create meeting polls in advance, which you can launch during a meeting to add interactivity or ask participants questions. Participants can signal a hand raise, yes, no, or give other feedback with the nonverbal feedback feature in meetings. You can share and annotate your screen or a virtual whiteboard.
  6. How can I know who came to my meeting?
    Use the participant reports function to see details about who joined your meeting and how long they stayed.
  7. My concern wasn’t addressed above. Are webinar licenses available?
    For a full comparison between Meetings and Webinars, see Zoom’s comparison document. Contact OAI Faculty Support to learn more about webinar licenses. In your request, please specify your specific needs and the date of your event. Note that we have a small number of licenses which are checked out on a limited basis if Zoom meetings cannot accommodate an event.

This article as updated on May 12, 2020 @ 3:54 pm