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Presentation Slide Control in Zoom

What is Slide Control? Slide Control allows a presenter to give control of a PowerPoint presentation to one or more participants.This feature is useful if you’d like to give someone other than the presenter control over the progression of slides. Prerequisites for Slide Control Prerequisites are accurate as of May…
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Sharing slides as a Virtual Background in Zoom

What is a Virtual Background? A virtual background is a display of an image (photos, PowerPoint, etc.) or video as your background. Virtual backgrounds allow users to hide their background with a projected image or video. With Zoom, you can set your PowerPoint presentation as this virtual background. And you…
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Zoom Webinars & Large Meetings

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Zoom Webinar At present, the CAES Office of Information technology maintains several Zoom Webinar accounts and one Large Meeting account for the college’s use. Faculty and staff may request to use these accounts on a first-come-first-served basis. Where regular Zoom meetings can hold up to 300 participants, OIT’s webinar accounts…
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Zoom Waiting Room Changes

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Overview of upcoming changes In order to improve security and reduce the instances of “Zoom Bombing,” UGA will enable the Zoom Waiting Room setting for all future Zoom meetings at close of business on 11/13/2020. After 11/13/2020, meeting hosts will now have to “admit” each attendee into the meeting before…
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New Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements for Zoom – Updated 9/21/20

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Update as of Sept 21, 2020 We received the following information from Zoom regarding the security changes previously announced for September 27th. “At Zoom, customers are our number one priority, and we always strive to bring you the best, most secure video meeting experience in the industry.  In June we…
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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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