What is Zoom?

Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. Zoom's web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android mobile devices.

Zoom Tips and Upcoming Events


Training Resources

Zoom Sign In

Single Sign On Instructions

  • Open the Zoom client
  • Click Sign In
  • Click Sign In with SSO
  • Under Enter your company domain type osu-cfaes
  • Enter your Ohio State credentials
    • For assistance please contact the IT Service Desk
      614-514-IT4U (4848)



      By default all current FAES full-time faculty and Extension educators have a Zoom Pro account. Students and faculty with Emeritus status are limited to a Zoom Basic account. For new hires or for special business cases, you may request an Pro account below.

      If you are unsure of your account status try signing in first before requesting an account.

      Room Connectors:

      Zoom can connect to existing H.323 (Polycom) video conferencing systems within CFAES through the use of a Room Connector. Licenses are limited so this service is available by request only.

      Cloud Recording:

      Zoom allows for the recording of meetings and webinars simply by using your desktop, laptop, or mobile devices in conjunction with a web camera and microphone. All Zoom accounts come with the ability to record locally to your device. Cloud Recording services may be granted to those with a suitable business case. To request the Cloud Recording feature please click on the link below.

      Priority will be assigned in the following order:

      • Resident Instruction
      • College Administrative Sessions
      • Seminars
      • Special Events
        • Note: Cloud recording of Private (S3) data is forbidden by the univeristy Institutional Data Policy


          The Webinar feature grants the ability to broadcast to a large group of people. Webinars do not require a web cam or microphone to view and can communicate using the Chat and Q&A functions. To request a Webinar click on the link below