Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats - and it lets you record those sessions to view later.


Is this software right for me?

This software can be used by staff and students, on university or personal computers, whether that is a laptop or desktop, both on and off campus.


What does this software do?

Zoom is used for voice calls and video calls.

Windows version : Current

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Go to our Zoom page to get started.


Student :

Go to our Zoom page to get started.

Computer Labs :

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site Licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Full licence terms are available below:

Zoom License Terms 

Usage :

Software can be installed on any machine personally owned or owned/leased by the University, either on or off campus.

This includes staff machines, open access machines, and machines in departmental labs.

Personal Licence : Not applicable


Video tutorials, support help pages and downloads are available on the bottom bar of the Strathclyde Zoom website. 

Strathclyde Zoom Quick Guide provides support information and the Zoom Guide for Staff provides detailed step by step help.


Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download for staff.

Student :

Free to download for students.

System Requirements

Minimum System requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in, USB plug-in, or:
    • An HD cam or HD camcorder with a video-capture card
    • Virtual camera software for use with broadcasting software like OBS or IP cameras

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 10*
    Note: Devices running Windows 10 must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.