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Zoom outage has impact on local colleges starting remote classes

MIAMI VALLEY — A worldwide service outage involving Zoom, an online meeting tool, caused issues for local colleges starting back to class today with remote learning.

Sinclair spokeswoman Cathy Petersen said the college was impacted by the outage as 85 percent of the classes there are currently online.

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The University of Dayton sent an IT service center messages to its students and staff alerting them of the outage, but followed up around 11:30 a.m. saying the outage involving its campus had been fixed.

Zoom said it received reports of users being unable to start and join Zoom meetings and webinars Monday. The company is currently showing a “partial outage” on its website.

“We are currently investigating and will provide updates as we have them. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience,” Zoom said in a tweet.

Wright State University said it is minimally impacted by the Zoom outage as the university primarily uses WebEx and Blackboard Collaborate.