To use Zoom you will need one of the following:

  • Computer. Windows or Apple computer with speakers, a microphone, and a webcam.
  • Mobile Device. iOS or Android
  • Phone. Mobile device, desk, or landline

Recommend External HD Cameras

These webcams work with Zoom on any Windows or Apple desktop or laptop computer.

Logitech HD ConferenceCam Logitech HD Webcams
VDO360 PTZ HD Camera VTEL HD3000PTZ Camera
Vaddio Clearview USB Microsoft HD Webcams
Freetalk HD Webcams Hovercam Solo 5 Document Webcam

Recommended External USB Speaker Microphone All-in-One

These products are specially designed for Web conferencing with a Windows or Apple computer. You can plug these devices into any USB port on your computer.

Jabra Speak 510 Clearone Chat 150
Logitech P710e Plantronics Calisto 600
Phoenix Quattro3 Voice Tracker Array
Yamaha PSP-20UR Jabra USB Headphones

For Additional Information on Zoom, please visit Georgetown University Zoom Website.

Helpful Tips and Information:

Virtual Background in Zoom:

The Virtual Background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. This feature works best with a green screen and uniform lighting, to allow Zoom to detect the difference between you and your background.You can also upload your own images or videos as a virtual background. There are no size restrictions when adding your own virtual backgrounds, but we recommend cropping the image to match the aspect ratio of your camera before uploading it.

Example: If your camera is set to 16:9, an image of 1280 pixels by 720 px or 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels would work well. For detailed information on how to set up a virtual background.

Screen Layout:

If you are expecting a lot of participants or will be part of a large video conference, consider using Gallery View to see the participants (up to 49) on your screen. Please keep in mind that in order to get the maximum number of ZOOM participants displaying on your screen, your computer needs to meet the following specifications.