Zoom is used extensively by the UNC Cancer Network for online collaboration that includes two-way audio, two-way video, and screen sharing. Please feel free to share comments regarding this document via an email to: unccn@unc.edu

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What is Zoom?

Zoom is an application that may be used for web and video conferencing. This includes:

  • Two way audio and video communication.
  • Screen sharing.
  • Video recording for presentations and meetings.
  • Telephone bridging.
  • Multipoint audio and video.
  • Connections to H.323 and SIP video conferencing systems.

Zoom for Live Lectures

Beginning in April of 2018, the UNC Cancer Network replaced WebEx and GoToWebinar with Zoom for all live lectures. Please visit our Zoom for Live Lectures page for details on how this will impact all viewing of live oncology telehealth lectures.

Zoom Use

If you have oncology-related responsibilities and are associated with The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The UNC Cancer Network can schedule an event for you that includes Zoom. Please contact us at and let us know details about your event and we will let you know if you qualify for this service. If you do qualify, we can provide you with a scheduled event and an invitation. Please note that we can create a scheduled meeting that includes video conferencing systems (Cisco, Polycom, etc.) and Zoom, in many instances.

Zoom Training

Please stay tuned for our September, 2018 Zoom training schedule. Please contact us at  if you would like to schedule a Zoom training for three or more, at your site.

Zoom Host Account

Effective August 31st, 2018, Zoom accounts are freely available for all faculty, staff, and students at UNC. To access your Zoom account, simply go to https://unc.zoom.us and select the blue “Sign in” button. Sign in with your ONYEN and ONYEN password. You will return to this link any time that you need to sign to your account.

Please note that we occasionally have requests for shared accounts. This can be helpful if you need two or more people to administer the same account. Click on Request a Zoom Pro Host Shared Account to fill out a brief survey to request an account. Shared mailbox accounts are accessed at https://zoom.us.This is not for individual accounts (see paragraph above).

Please note that only the Zoom meeting host requires a Zoom Pro account. All other attendees may freely download Zoom for computer, phone, or tablet from https://zoom.us/download. Please contact us at with any questions that you may have.

Zoom for the Host (Meeting Creator with License)

This page is designed for someone who has requested and received a licensed Zoom account from The UNC Cancer Network, and wished to understand how to create and manage meetings.

Zoom for the Guest/Invitee

This page is designed for someone who has received an invitation to a Zoom meeting, and wishes to understand how to most effectively participate and an invitee.

What Equipment Do I Need?

Includes details on equipment that can improve the use of Zoom, including cameras and echo cancelling speakerphones.

Zoom Support

Zoom provides a wide variety of well organized, up-to-date videos and documents designed to support the use of Zoom.


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