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Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform.

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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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Zoom News – 5/1/2020

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Please be aware of these important Zoom updates. 1. Mandatory Zoom Upgrade On April 27, 2020, Zoom released version 5.0 of the Zoom client software. Many of the updates center around improved security and better functionality. After May 30th, you must have version 5.0 or later of the Zoom client…
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Safer Zoom Meetings

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Zoom meeting security is largely a matter of which settings and options you choose.  This post contains some of OIT’s recommendations for securing your Zoom meetings. Step 1. Update Zoom Before you do anything else, be sure your Zoom software is up to date! Certain options and features may not…
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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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How to create and safely promote online workshops & trainings for UGA Extension

Many of our upcoming in-person events have been canceled or postponed. In the coming weeks you may be rescheduling these events as online trainings and workshops. But perhaps you have wondered whether it’s appropriate to post a link to a Zoom meeting on a public calendar. And perhaps you’ve been…
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How to Avoid ZoomBombing

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Update as of 3/30/2020 As of March 26th the screen sharing settings within your Zoom account have automatically defaulted to “Only Host.” This setting gives hosts sole permission to share content within their meetings by default. This effectively ends the ZoomBombing threat. If you’d like to give participants screen sharing permission,…
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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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Using the Zoom outlook plugin to simplify scheduling

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The Zoom outlook plugin will only work with Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2019. Limited Zoom use is accessible with the webmail version. Installing the Zoom Add-In: In Outlook, click FILE in the top left corner. Click Manage Add Ins. Your default web browser will open, and you may be prompted…
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