Zoom: LSU Overview

Important Announcement regarding Zoom
For security purposes, starting September 27, 2020, it will be required to set up a passcode or a waiting room for each meeting. For more information on how to do this, please see the following link: Zoom FAQ: Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements


General Information

Zoom is the new web conferencing tool at LSU. Your personal Zoom account can be used for web conferences for up to 300 people. It is available to all LSU A&M Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Zoom may be accessed at zoom.lsu.edu. Simply use your myLSU login and password to access your Zoom account. Zoom can be integrated with your Office 365 account allowing you to schedule web meetings from your Outlook calendar. Zoom also has a Moodle integration and can be used from your Moodle course.

To join a test meeting and check your device settings ahead of time, please use this link: https://zoom.us/test

NOTE: LSU’s current Zoom environment is not HIPAA compliant and should not be utilized for any purposes related to telehealth or for meetings that could potentially contain health related information. Additionally, Zoom should not be utilized for any purposes related to PCI, i.e. card payment processing. It is the recommendation of LSU ITS that Microsoft Teams meetings be utilized for any purposes that contain information governed by HIPAA. For more information, see: Microsoft Teams


myLSU User Accounts for LSU A&M Faculty, Staff, and Students are licensed for Zoom. 

  • NOTE: AgCenter and Pennington do not have access to Zoom, and instead should contact their local Service Desk for products available to them.


Zoom Security & Authentication

Please note that all Zoom meetings need to be restricted to only those users who have authenticated with their MyLSU credentials. This can be done in your Personal Meeting Room settings.

If you'd like more information on ensuring MyLSU authentication is enabled, please see the following article - Zoom: Configuring Your Room to Require MyLSU Authentication

Zoom at LSU Resources

For more information about Zoom at LSU, please view these articles:

LSU Zoom Quick Start Guide

Zoom Desktop Client

Zoom: Security Best Practices & ZoomBomb Prevention

Office 365 Zoom Plugin

Adding Zoom to a Moodle Course

How to Schedule a Large Capacity Zoom Meeting or Webinar (in Outlook)

Zoom: Viewing Transcript Files as Text

LSU Zoom: Troubleshooting & FAQ


Additional Zoom Resources

Please note that Zoom's own documentation is some of the best organized and cogently explained information available. In most cases a quick search on your personal favorite search engine for "Zoom" and any feature you'd like to know more about will return Zoom's support page on your desired feature or function. 

The links added below are about a number of features we frequently receive questions about.

Zoom Support - Scheduling Meetings

Zoom Support - Recording Meetings

Zoom Support - Screen Sharing

Zoom Support - Polling in Meetings

Zoom Support - Managing Breakout Rooms


Support Resources

If you have any questions and/or would like assistance with the processes and options listed in this article please contact the ITS Service Desk at servicedesk@lsu.edu or by calling (225) 578-3375.