If you require virtual meeting software/video conferencing/secure collaboration, ICT recommend that you use Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is licensed, paid for, checked and fully supported by the ICT Department. Microsoft Live Events can be used to facilitate virtual sessions for up to 10,000 users. Visit our Microsoft Teams web page for access, along with tutorials and other resources.
Zoom has similar capabilities to Teams and was previously not supported by ICT. Zoom is however used by some sections of College so for the start of the Academic Year 2020/21, ICT will support it on a best endeavours basis.
As a reminder College has a responsibility to protect personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 2018, based on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Therefore, College’s Information Security Policy states that services not provided by the College should not be used for College work:
“10.2 Sensitive data must not be stored on or communicated through services which are not provided by the College such as personal email (Gmail, Hotmail etc…) or web-based ‘cloud’ storage services (e.g. Google Apps, Dropbox).
11.4 11.4 College business should be conducted only on information services provided by the College. Using non-College information services to carry out College business puts College data at risk and therefore is not allowed…"