Zoom X
Web conferencing tool at TU Darmstadt

Zoom X is an easy-to-use system for video conferencing that is also suitable as a cloud service for larger numbers of participants. Zoom X supports different usage scenarios – from virtual teamwork to online presentations and online teaching.

The TU Darmstadt has concluded a campus licence for Zoom X, the Zoom variant of Telekom in accordance with the DSGVO. Zoom X can be used by all employees and students for events with up to 300 participants. If required, licences can also be issued for events with up to 1000 participants.

ZOOM X can now be used at TU Darmstadt without restrictions. ZOOM Video Communications Inc. has joined the current Privacy Data Framework between the EU and the USA. This means that the EU Commission's adequacy decision of July 2023 now also applies to ZOOM X. We will inform you if the legal situation changes again.

Jan Hansen, Data Security Officer TU Darmstadt

User groups

The Zoom campus license is available for all employees and students of TU Darmstadt.

Product features

Zoom X offers...

  • Video conference incl. audio (dial-in by telephone also possible)
  • Chat
  • “Raise hand” function
  • Screen sharing (“Screen sharing”)
  • Shared whiteboard
  • Group rooms (so-called “breakout sessions” / “breakout rooms”). Up to 100 breakout rooms can be created in one meeting.
  • Waiting room
  • Recording of the online meeting and MP4 export possible

To activate your campus license for Zoom, please proceed as follows:

  1. Open https://tu-darmstadt.zoom.us/ and select the “Sign in” button.
  2. On the following page please click on “New at Zoom?” on “Sign up free”.
  3. To verify, enter your date of birth and click “Continue”.
  4. Now enter your work e-mail address.
    • Employees of the TU are requested to enter their central e-mail address, i.e. first name.surname{lfdNr}@tu-darmstadt.de .
    • Students provide the e-mail address first name.surname@stud.tu-darmstadt.de.
    • Guests enter their e-mail address first name.surname@gast.tu-darmstadt.de (see also article "Wie bekomme ich eine E-Mail-Adresse? ").
    • Unfortunately, student assistants who only have an e-mail address name.surname@wihi.tu-darmstadt.de cannot register for the campus license.
    • Lecturers who do not have an @TU address but need Zoom for their work can obtain a guest address from their dean's office.
  5. Finally, click on “Register”.
  6. After your registration, you will receive an email from the Zoom Cloud (…@zoom.us) to activate your account. Please check your email inbox to complete the activation of your account.

Important Note: It is NOT possible to register an e-mail address <name>@<institute>.tu-darmstadt.de! Only e-mail addresses that correspond to the central e-mail address can be registered.

If you already use a Basic license of Zoom and you have registered with your ...@tu-darmstadt.de e-mail address, you will automatically receive a request to switch to the Campus License when you start Zoom via the website (zoom.us/signin).

If you have been using the authentication via Google or Facebook so far, the automatic conversion to the TU Darmstadt campus license is unfortunately not possible. In this case, in order to receive a login via e-mail address and a password, proceed as described here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362343-Can-I-login-with-non-Google-or-Facebook-

The Zoom video conferencing system and also the Zoom X variant of Telekom are provided in the cloud. All functionalities, instructions and help videos for using Zoom can be found on the Telekom support pages and on the Zoom web pages.

The e-learning working group provides detailed information on their websites about online live formats in teaching online live formats in teaching and especially the use of zoom in teaching. The functionalities are described, for which scenarios they are usefully applicable and which corresponding settings should be made in Zoom.

Furthermore, there is a separate compilation of information on Zoom for students.

The TU Darmstadt has switched from Zoom to Telekom's Zoom X for the summer semester 2023 so that the video conferencing service can be provided in Germany in accordance with the DSGVO.

The TU Darmstadt will retain the restrictive configuration of the Zoom videoconferencing service with the Zoom X videoconferencing service of Telekom.

The following documents still refer to Zoom, they are currently being adapted to Telekom's Zoom X.