K12 schools are increasingly turning to Zoom Phone, a cloud based phone system for e911 compliance, including advanced softphone capabilities, secure communications, and cost savings, all the while delivering Teacher privacy, and retaining all records of text and voice.
Zoom is a UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) platform. Zoom offers a range of communication and collaboration tools, including video conferencing, webinars, phone systems, messaging, and file sharing, that can be accessed from the cloud and exist in an integrated UCaaS environment.
Here are 3 reasons why this trend is happening:
- E911 compliance: Zoom phone brings schools into compliance with nomadic 911 (Ray Baum Act). Compliance with the act requires telecommunications lines to automatically provide 9-1-1 dispatchers with the precise location of a caller. Access to this crucial information helps provide better emergency services and immediate response.
- Soft Phone & Teacher Privacy: Giving teachers and administrators a unique school assigned telephone number allows communication with parents without sacrificing the privacy of each teacher’s personal number. Teachers retain privacy still being easily available to parents for text or voice. And, all communications reside within your dedicated Zoom account. No data is stored on personal devices. All communications are available to review. This enhances communication with the community, while protecting teacher privacy. School and teachers have data ownership and have exclusive and full data access.
- Cost savings: Implementing a cloud-based phone system like Zoom Phone can be more cost-effective than traditional phone systems, especially for schools that have limited resources. With Zoom Phone, there’s no need for expensive hardware or infrastructure, and the subscription-based pricing model allows schools to pay only for the features they need.
The intersection of UCaaS, Zoom, and K-12 education offers schools a range of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools that support remote learning, virtual classrooms, and other educational initiatives. With Zoom’s UCaaS solution, users can access all these features from a single platform, allowing for seamless communication and collaboration across devices and locations. Additionally, Zoom provides features like call routing, voicemail, and call recording, making it a comprehensive solution for educational institutions that require reliable and scalable communication tools.
While Zoom is best known for its video conferencing platform, it does offer a range of other communication and collaboration tools that make it strong UCaaS platform.