Video Collaboration

Zoom Minimum Requirements

As of May 24th, 2021, individuals with older Zoom clients will be prompted to update to a recent version of the client before joining a session. This requirement will allow for a more consistent experience and ensure that participants have access to the features recently implemented by Zoom.

The Zoom application can be updated manually by clicking on the profile icon in the top right corner of the client and selecting check for updates. The latest version can also be obtained from Zoom’s download center.

The update usually takes less than 1 minute to complete and can be done in advance. Managed devices may require administrative permissions to complete the process, so please plan accordingly.

Updating your client regularly will avoid any potential disruption of service.


Students may be asked to join a Zoom meeting for distance learning. RCTC students already have a Zoom account through Minnesota State. There is no need to sign up for an account, simply log in with your StarID and password.

*You may be required by your course instructor or based on your own preference to get a headphone with a microphone in order to participate in video collaboration.

MediaSpace – Video Sharing

Students may be sent a video from their tutor or instructor, or asked to share videos of their work. RCTC students already have a MediaSpace account through MinnState. There is no need to sign up for an account, simply log in with your StarID and password.

*Closed captioning is available within the video apps. If you are hard of hearing or need any other accommodations, please contact the Technology Support Center.