Online Rooms: Things to Note


Online Rooms is a feature-rich, online synchronous meetings tool. Below, we’ve listed some of the things to note about Online Rooms.

  • Suggested class size maximum: 50 participants (20 – 30 participants recommended)
  • Multiple simultaneous webcams supported (maximum of 7)
  • Contains a Whiteboard with drawing tools
  • Can upload presentations in PDF, Word or Powerpoint
  • Users can chat and also upload a file or link in chat
  • Users can use emoticons for status updates during session
  • Unlimited availability of recordings (if you choose to record your session) instructors can embed recorded sessions directly into their course
  • Breakout rooms
  • Document & desktop sharing

Note: Desktop sharing currently only available if you are using the latest Chrome browser. For specifics on browser support, please click here.

Technical Details

Note: When scheduling Online Rooms, please provide as much advanced notice as possible. Preferably at least 24 hours.

  • Each Online Rooms session lasts for a maximum of 4 hours (can’t set up a room for entire semester)
  • Create room each time you log in or create room in advance
  • Default number of slides on the Whiteboard is 10 blank slides
  • Click record when creating meeting room and manually set to record within room
  • Can embed recorded sessions directly into your course
  • To invite external participants, email link to the session after setup of session
  • Can start, stop, and restart the recording, but all parts are combined into one video per meeting
  • Recordings available 30-90 mins after end of session
  • Chrome is recommended to share your screen
  • Webcam and/or microphone recommended
  • Desktop or laptop recommended