With Zoom (which replaces both BlueJeans, our previous videoconference solution and ReadyTalk), all parties can easily connect to the same video meeting using their platform of choice (computers, mobile devices or regular phones).


Zoom Account Levels

Zoom accounts have different levels of service. Check out these details to find which one do you need:


Zoom Basic

Available to all individual users using their CalNet IDs

Price: free

Group meeting time limit: 40 minutes (one-to-one meetings have no time limit)

Participant limit: 100 users (including hosts and presenters)


Zoom Pro

Available to all individual users, SPAs and departmental accounts

Price: $2.85/month

Group meeting time limit: unlimited

Participant limit: 100 users (including hosts and presenters)

Order a Pro account from the Telecom Team using the Request a Zoom Account option on the right sidebar on berkeley.zoom.us.

Getting started downloadable manuals

Zoom Basics for Hosts

(Individual accounts)

Zoom Basics for Hosts

(Departamental accounts)

Zoom Basics for Participants

Zoom for audio-only conferences (ReadyTalk replacement)

In order to use Zoom’s Audio Conference component, you’ll need a Pro account. Please look below to find out how to request a Pro Zoom account.

Once you have a Pro Zoom account, login to your Zoom account and find your conference details under Personal Audio Conference [1].

The only information you need to share with participants to your meetings are local dial-in numbers [2] for the country they’re in and your Conference ID [3] for the account you want to use (each Zoom account has 2 Personal Audio conference accounts for added flexibility). If you need to find out other international dial-in numbers, click on Edit [4] to display them.

In order to start the meeting, you’ll also need your Host Key [5] (which you shouldn’t share that with other participants to your meetings).

Find more about Personal Audio conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

User accounts should log in here: berkeley.zoom.us to schedule and manage their meetings.

Departmental accounts should log in here: zoom.us/signin (if you don’t have a password yet, use the Forgot Password link to create one).

Regular participants don’t need to log in or have a Zoom account, they just need to use the link or meeting information provided by the host.

Yes, all participants do need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app before joining their first meeting. The app for PC/Mac or mobile devices can be downloaded from here: zoom.us/download.

You can upgrade your Basic Zoom account to a Pro from the Telecomn Team.

  1. Go to berkeley.zoom.us.
  2. Click on Request a Zoom Account on the right sidebar and fill out the request form (you’ll need to provide a chart-string for Zoom charges)

If you need more than what the Basic and Pro level accounts provide, you can pay to add other features. Keep in mind add-ons can only be applied to Pro accounts.  Here are some add-on examples:

Increase meeting limit to 200 attendees:

Increase meeting limit to 300 attendees:

Webinar for up to 100 attendees:

Webinar for up to 500 attendees:

Find all available add-ons here.

Order any add-on to an existing Zoom account using the Change an Existing Voice Service form from the Telecom Catalog.

There is no cost for all connections using internet-connected devices (computers, and mobile devices using Wi-Fi connections).

When using regular phone calls, charges do apply depending on the country and kind of connection. Check below to find prices for regular phone calls:

Telephony Coverage and Rates

Whether it’s a one-to-one call or a conference call with multiple people, you can use Zoom to talk internationally at no cost. No Zoom account is needed for the remote participants and they can use any internet-connected device. The only information needed to establish a call is your Personal Meeting ID.

To find your Personal Meeting ID, login to your berkeley.zoom.us using your CalNet ID and click on Profile on the left sidebar.



Let us know if you need more information about how to use Zoom for international meetings!

The Co-Host feature will allow you to assign another user in the meeting hosting privileges. This can be useful to allow another user to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as muting participants or starting/stopping the recording.

Check this page to learn all about Co-Hosts.