Zoom at the University of Ottawa

Professors, students and support staff can get an uOttawa Zoom account for free!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum requirements to be able to use Zoom?

Processor and RAM requirements

Processor Single-core 1Ghz or higher Dual-core 2Ghz or higher
(Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
RAM N/A 4 Gb



  • Dual and single-core laptops have a reduced frame rate when screen sharing (around 5 frames per second). For optimum screen-sharing performance on laptops, we recommend a quad-core processor or higher.
  • Linux requires a processor or graphics card that can support OpenGL 2.0 or higher. 

To see the full requirements, please visiting the Zoom website