If you have a need to set up a teleconference calls, you have a couple of options.


Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows faculty, staff, and students to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Zoom is installed on all SU devices and can be reinstalled via the Software Center.

See Getting Started with Zoom for more information on using Zoom.


Microsoft Teams is the ultimate messaging app for you and our campus colleagues! It's a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one place, all in the open, all accessible to everyone.

Here's why you should use it:

  • Rich chat with text, audio, video, and file sharing.
  • Have a private chat to develop an idea, then share it with the entire org.
  • Store all your files, docs, and more in one place.
  • Integrate your favorite apps

Teams is installed on all SU devices and can be reinstalled via the Software Center.

See Welcome to Microsoft Teams! for more information on usingTeams.

Polycom Conference Call/Teleconference

The Telecom Office offers a teleconference service for faculty and staff.  This can be used in any of the conference rooms that are fitted with a Polycom (teleconferencing phone) or by requesting one for the call (see below).

Callers within the US are given an 800/866 toll-free number to use. For international callers, the teleconference service we utilize on campus has an International dial-in number (area code 303/Colorado) for individuals to dial into a planned conference call. The international caller is billed for the call to the US by their carrier.

To use this service, submit a work order to our office at least one week prior to the call. When submitting your work order, please include the following:

  • Department
  • Account Code
  • Date and Time of conference call
  • Indicate if you need a call in number, a Polycom (teleconferencing phone) or both. If you need a Polycom (teleconferencing phone), this is billed at $30 per conference call/day.

For more information about this service and costs, please contact us at telecom@salisbury.edu.