When can we join the IIT?

ZOOM is a video conferencing service that allows several people to communicate with each other via video chat. It is possible that all people speak to one another on an equal footing or that moderated conferences can be held. ZOOM also offers many other functions such as chats, screen sharing and more.

During the Corona crisis all employees and students of the RUBa license to use ZOOM is available.


Zoom offers you numerous functions to carry out your meetings optimally. These include, among other things

  • Audio and video conferences (including the option to dial in by phone),
  • a chat for all participants or only personally with each other,
  • Screen sharing for content sharing,
  • Recordings of the audio / video conference
  • and surveys.

NEW: From now on is one End-to-end encryption selectable. Please be sure to observe the associated restrictions. Further information on the requirements and restrictions can be found on this ZOOM website.

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This is how you can use Zoom

Zoom is available to all students, staff and teachers at RUB. The login must be done with the personal RUB login ID and the associated password via SSO.

Before you can log in to Zoom, you may need aRegistration respectively! Please therefore note the following information:


All students can register directly and do not have to register.

Staff and teachers

All employees and teachers who have not used eCampus in the last two semesters must register using the form below before registering. Only then are you registered for a full Zoom license and can use it without further approval. All teachers who have used the eCampus system in the last two semesters can register directly and are automatically registered for Zoom.

No RUB login ID or difficulties?

If you do not have an account and therefore do not have a RUB login ID at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt but are active in teaching, please send an email with the following documents:

  • Letter from the faculty that you are teaching at RUB and until when the activity lasts,
  • and a copy of your ID so we can identify you

to our helpdesk at [email protected]

Important note on registration:

Registration requires the entry of the RUB login ID. If you are not prompted to enter this in a Windows operating system, but instead receive an error message, either try to open the page in a private browser window or use Mozilla Firefox as your browser (the latter can be configured to also use a private window is needed).

Note: If you only want to take part in a Zoom meeting, you do not need to register. Participation in meetings takes place via the invitation sent by the organizer.

To registration

Please note that ZOOM video conferences may not be used for patient discussions or medical purposes, but only for research and teaching.

You can find all information about data protection here:

Data protection notice


Do you have any questions? You might find an answer in our FAQ. We also provide support for teachers and staff via our help desk. Unfortunately, we can only provide limited support for students. If your question is not listed in the FAQ, just send an email to our [email protected]

Virtual backgrounds

You can use virtual backgrounds in Zoom. Below you will find two pictures of the Audimax, which you can use as a virtual background in your video conference.