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Polly Crumbley

About Polly Crumbley

Polly is the associate director of the Office of Information Technology.

New Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements for Zoom

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On July 6th Zoom issued the following update. While the majority of our customers have already secured their meetings with Passcodes or Waiting Rooms, after hearing helpful feedback from those who haven’t, we are extending the date for these security requirements from July 19 to September 27th, 2020 to give…
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Required Zoom Updates

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You may be as tired of Zoom as we are. Nevertheless, there are 2 important updates you may need to know about. Required Version Update After May 30, you will be required to have version 5.0 or higher to connect to a Zoom meeting. Zoom usually updates itself automatically. It’s…
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How to make sure you’re on the newest version of Zoom

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Zoom has recently changed many settings and features. You won’t receive these critical updates unless you’re on the newest version of the software. Here’s how to make sure you’re on the most recent version, and how to manually upgrade if you’re not.

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What is a Zoom Personal Meeting Room? Plus, best practices for using yours

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What is a Personal Meeting Room? Your Personal Meeting Room (PMI) is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for your use.  You can start instant meetings with your PMI or you can schedule a meeting that uses your PMI. Your PMI is ideal to use with people you meet with…
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Hosting Advanced Phone-Only Zoom Meetings

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There are times when you need more options than a simple phone-only meeting allows. For instance, you may need to mute participants to limit background noise, or you may need to record the call for a participant who couldn’t attend. Enabling host controls 1. Disable “Join Before Host” Ensure that…
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Hosting Simple Phone-Only Zoom Meetings

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You can create a simple Zoom meeting that works like a conference call. If configured properly, participants can join without waiting on the host. First, Log in to Zoom and schedule a new meeting. Enable the JOIN BEFORE HOST option. Send your participants the following information: Number to dial in…
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Setting Virtual Office Hours with Zoom

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1. Schedule a Zoom meeting with a waiting room Log in to Zoom and click the “Schedule a New Meeting” button. Include “Virtual Office Hours” or something similar in the Topic field.  This is what students will see upon entering the virtual meeting. You may want to add a description…
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