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Zoom Meetings at Pepperdine

In August 2019, Zoom Meetings was adopted as the preferred online conference tool for learning at Pepperdine University. All current students, faculty, and staff that sign up through Pepperdine's Zoom single sign-on (SSO) portal can enjoy this powerful web conferencing platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

  Do I have to sign up to use Zoom?

Yes. If you are a current Pepperdine University student, faculty, staff member, you are eligible for a Pepperdine Zoom account. You must claim your account by siging in through and use SSO (single sign-on).

  Is Zoom replacing Google Meet?

No. While Zoom is the preferred web conferencing tool at Pepperdine, Google Meet remains available for all Pepperdine users through Google Workplace.

  Is training available for Zoom?

Yes, training and documentation are available:

   What do I need to use Zoom?

Zoom recommends the following computer requirements or mobile device requirements. For the best experience we recommend:

  • Connecting to your meeting from a device with a stable internet connection.
  • Use a headset or earbuds to avoid feedback or echo during meetings; mute your mic or phone when not speaking.
  • Purchasing either an external webcam with mic or an external microphone if your device doesn't have a working microphone. You can also dial into a Zoom meeting with a phone as well.
  • Keep your Zoom software up-to-date.
  How can instructors and students in 2PEP programs get Zoom support?

The fully-online programs using 2PEP leverage a separate Zoom instance. To receive support, follow the links below for your program to learn how to register, access, and use the 2PEP Zoom service:

  After I graduate, can I still access Pepperdine Zoom?

The service is only licensed for current students, faculty, and staff.

  How long will my Zoom cloud recordings be available?

Pepperdine maintains a Zoom cloud recording retention period of six-months (182-days).

  Can I connect apps from the Zoom App Marketplace?

No, Pepperdine is not supporting Zoom App Marketplace apps at this time. Learn more about the current state and usage of Zoom App Marketplace.

  Are there Pepperdine-themed Zoom backgrounds available?

Yes! Pepperdine's Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) department has provided a number of beautiful Pepperdine photographs for use as a Zoom background. You can view and download IMC's Pepperdine images and set your Zoom virtual background.

  Can I use my Pepperdine Zoom account for non-Pepperdine purposes?

No. Pepperdine University has licensed Zoom for the University business of teaching/learning, work, and research. Please refer to the "Conflict of Interest" section of the University Policy Manual, the Computer & Network Responsible Usage Policy, and the "Limitations on Use" section of Zoom's Terms of Service

  Are there ways I can better protect my classes or meetings (aka How can I avoid "Zoombombing")?

Yes, please refer to our reference to Safeguard Your Online Classes and Meetings.


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