Zoom: Resources


Zoom is a web-based video and audio-conferencing application for online meetings and webinars. On this page you will find resources relating to best practices, templates to share with participants, training resources, and more!

Top Ten Tips for Connecting to Zoom with a Slower Internet Connection

Checklist for Blended Workshops (In-Person and Zoom)

Adding Pronouns to MSU Technology Applications

Zoom Meetings (up to 300 participants)

A Zoom meeting is best suited for small meetings which encourage dialogue and collaboration. All users in a Zoom Meeting have access to a microphone, camera, and screen sharing options if enabled by the host. 

On-Demand Videos

Templates & Manuals


Zoom Webinars (up to 1,000 participants)

A Zoom webinar allows a host (MSU faculty and staff) to broadcast content to up to 1,000 participants. Larger licenses are available and can be requested by contacting msue.online@msu.edu.

Both the webinar host and panelist have full access to the microphone, camera, recording, and screen sharing options. The host has the ability to change roles of participants (such as granting an individual panelist rights) and start the webinar. The webinar attendees can use the chat, poll, or question/answer tool to interact with the host and panelists. Webinars are ideal for larger audiences. For example, if you schedule a large Zoom meeting you would need an individual to monitor participants and continuously mute microphones for anyone who should not be talking.


All MSU faculty and staff have a 1,000-seat webinar license.

Video Hosting: MediaSpace

MediaSpace is a YouTube-like platform for hosting and sharing video and audio files – including recorded Zoom Meetings and Webinars. Faculty, staff and students may upload media content to the MediaSpace server which automatically converts and optimizes your media for distribution on the web. Once uploaded, MediaSpace provides links and embed code that you can use to share your recording.