Technical requirements

Bandwidth recommendations

Recommended bandwidth over WIFI:

  • 2.6 Mbps/1.8 Mbps (up/down)
  • For gallery view receiving: 4.0 Mbps (49 viewers)

Desktop requirements

Zoom can be used on a variety of desktop operating systems and browsers. These include:

  • Delivery method: Zoom desktop application or via browser (with limited functionality)
  • Compatible with the following operating systems:
    • Windows 7,8, 10, Ubuntu 12.04 or higher, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher, MacOS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
  • Compatible with the following browsers:
    • Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Mac: Safari 7+, FIrefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Processor and RAM recommended: Dual-core 2 Ghz or higher / 4 GB RAM

Mobile requirements

Zoom is available to use on iOS and Android devices. All SFU users need to sign in with SFU Single Sign-On (SSO).

  • iOS 8.0 or later, iPadOS 13 or later, and Android 5.0X or later.
  • Any 1Ghz single core processor or better


Microsoft Outlook Plugin and Add-in

This is no longer available after 2021. The Outlook Add-in is prohibited due to security reasons.