Now, staff teaching distance learning or blended courses, or running travel-free meetings, will be able to work in a new, more modern and user-friendly tool for e-meetings on their own computers. The new tool is called Zoom and will be used by many other higher education institutions in Sweden via Sunet.
The tool has been used quite a lot, for example on the course Open Networked Learning here at AHU (Lund University’s Division for Higher Education Development), and both teaching staff and end users report that it is easy to get going and that the technology, such as audio and video, works very well.
Create an account
In order to create an account, go to lu-se.zoom.us. Please note, if you have used Zoom before, you will have to switch account to LU Zoom, but you are guided by Zoom throughout the process. In LU Zoom, all users have the same facilities: up to 300 participants in meetings and unlimited time. If you need assistance, please contact us via servicedesk.
Another important fact is that LU Zoom is managed on servers located within the EU, implying it is adapted to GDPR. You should not use private Zoom for work related meetings since this is a cloud solution.
Large meetings and webinars
From autumn 2019, all employees and students have the same user rights and facilities: up to 300 participants in meetings and unlimited time.
If you need to have an even larger meeting or a webinar, LU has a number of licenses for a so called Large meeting for up to 500 participants. The licenses mentioned can be reserved. Online booking form for Large meeting license!
Collaborations & dialogue at LU
AHU collaborates and keeps an open dialogue with organisations such as the IT unit at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, LDC, Lund University Libraries, the library and ICT at the Faculty of Medicine, Disability Support Services and the Academic Support Centre and the system administrators for related systems such as learning platforms (LUVIT, Live@Lund, Moodle or Blackboard). This is part of shared processes and collaboration for the development of well-functioning digital learning environments at LU.
Virtual Meetings in Public Agencies, a project advocating travel-free meetings in Swedish public authorities, have issued guidelines "A ten steps tutorial to making virtual meetings an integrated part of your organization’s meeting culture. (PDF)" Have a look!