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About Zoom video conferencing

Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging creating a complete conference room solution. Zoom offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across all systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms and H.323/SIP room systems.


This software is available to UAB Faculty, Staff and Students. Zoom licenses are provided from the UA system IITS office.

Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging creating a complete conference room solution. Zoom accounts are available to students, faculty and staff; however, only those hosting or scheduling meetings are required to have a Zoom account. Attendees can participate in meetings without Zoom accounts.

Account Creation

There are two different options for creating a Zoom account depending on how you will use your account (Standard or HIPAA compliant use).

Standard (Non-HIPAA) Accounts

For those that do not need HIPAA compliant accounts, you can create a Zoom account by clicking the Create Account link below and typing in your BlazerID and Password. Create your UAB Standard (non-HIPAA)account (type in your BlazerID and Password)

HIPAA Compliant Accounts

Those that plan to use Zoom to meet with patients, discuss Protected Health Information (PHI) or for any other use that would require HIPAA compliance can request a HIPAA compliant account by filling out the account request form and selecting ‘yes’ on the HIPAA options. HIPAA accounts have restrictions to ensure HIPAA compliancy. See additional information at the bottom for more details.

Request a HIPAA compliant account here

Account Information

Faculty and staff are provisioned a licensed account and students are provisioned a basic account by default.

Users can sign into Zoom with their BlazerID and Password at uab.zoom.us. Instructors and students can also access Zoom within Canvas. For more information visit the eLearning Zoom webpage.

Faculty/Staff (licensed accounts)

  • Up to 300 participants
  • Unlimited Meeting Duration
  • Unlimited amount of meetings
  • Record to the cloud
    • Zoom Cloud recordings are deleted after 30 days
    • Zoom Recordings are automatically copied into Kaltura
  • Record to local machine
  • Schedule and Host meetings from Canvas
  • Publish cloud recordings to Canvas via Kaltura
  • Customize Personal Meeting ID/Link URL

Students (basic accounts)

  • Up to 100 participants
  • Limited to 40-minute meetings (When three or more participants join)
  • Unlimited amount of meetings
  • Can only record to local machine

HIPAA Compliant Accounts

Once an account is created, you are placed into a group/sub-account that enforces all the HIPAA restrictions.

HIPAA compliant accounts do NOT allow:

  • Recording
  • Private chat
  • Chat logs
  • File transfer
  • Detailed Call/Meeting Reports

For more information, email IT Client Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 975-6854.

Software information

Visit the Zoom web site for quick reference tools and other guides.

Zoom security

Learn more about how to keep your Zoom calls secure.