Recommendations for International Students attending Virtual Classes

These recommendations are based on testing conducted by CUIT, completed on August 28th, 2020.

Connecting to Zoom from Mainland China

Students in Mainland China are recommended to download the Chinese-native Zoom client for connecting to Columbia's Zoom sessions: This has been tested and the following features and restrictions have been confirmed.

Chinese-native Zoom features
  • Audio (can hear and share own audio)
  • Video (can see and share own video)
  • Chat
  • Polling
Chinese-native Zoom restriction
  • You can only join existing Zoom sessions that others have created. You cannot schedule your own Zoom session.