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Update your Zoom desktop client to avoid vulnerability

K-Staters need to ensure they are running the latest update of the Zoom desktop client to avoid a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to take control of  meetings. This affects Zoom clients for MacOS, Linux, and Windows. Zoom has released an update for MacOS and Windows.

To update Zoom, open your Zoom desktop client and click Update Now when prompted.

Zoom update

See Tenable TechBlog’s article, Remotely Highjacking Zoom Clients, for more information regarding the vulnerability. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu or 785-532-7722).

Tech Tips Live! Jan. 27: Getting the Most Out of Your Zoom Meetings

Shelley Troyer, iTAC, will present the first Tech Tips Live! 15-minute session on Getting the Most Out of Your Zoom Meetings3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

The session is designed to discuss features that you might not be familiar with such as: Tech Tips Live! Getting the most out of your Zoom Meetings

  • Co-hosting a meeting
  • Placing an attendee on hold
  • Locking a meeting
  • Spotlighting vs. pinning a video
  • Muting all attendees vs. muting attendees on entry
  • Using breakout rooms
  • Hosting webinars

Go to ksu.zoom.us/j/738417925 and be sure to join the session a few minutes early so you don’t miss any of this 15-minute talk. Questions about the topic or how to connect to Zoom?  Contact Shelley Troyer (shelleytroyer@k-state.edu).

Zoom New Feature: Breakout Sessions

Zoom has a new feature available called Breakout Sessions. Zoom meetings can be split into up to 50 sessions. They can be split automatically or manually, and you can switch between sessions at any time.Zoom now has break out sessions

Participants have full audio, video and screen share capabilities. Users must be running version 3.5.31149.1102 or higher to use this feature.

For more information, see Zoom’s “Managing Breakout Sessions” support center article. If you have any questions about Zoom, contact shelleytroyer@k-state.edu.

Zoom increases meeting size default to 50 participants

Zoom, K-State’s audio/video conferencing service, has increased the default capacity of all Zoom meetings from 25 participants to 50 participants. The upgrade is effective Friday, Oct. 9.

Zoom is available to all K-State students, faculty and staff. Zoom can be used with any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

You can use Zoom for:

  • Holding quick and easy group meetings
  • Recording meetings for future use
  • Meeting with instructors, co-workers, and classmates
  • Working remotely with outside vendors

Zoom allows up to 100 participants. If you need more participants than the standard 50 participants, send a request to Shelley Troyer (shelleytroyer@k-state.edu). To learn about using Zoom, view the Accessing Zoom article.

K-State Online: Maintenance requires re-link to Zoom

by Information Technology Services

Zoom maintenance was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to fix problems experienced by many users this semester when using Zoom videoconferencing through K-State Online. A fix was applied to the Zoom tool within K-State Online that will resolve this issue. Instructors will need to re-link Zoom in their courses.

The fix removed the current Zoom link that was in the  course navigation. Only the link was removed; no changes were made to any archived or scheduled sessions. Continue reading “K-State Online: Maintenance requires re-link to Zoom”

Zoom is now available in Connect personalized dashboards

by Information Technology Services

Using Zoom, K-State’s audio/video conferencing service, is now easier than ever before. Zoom is now available when you sign in to Connect, your personalized dashboard for K-State services. Continue reading “Zoom is now available in Connect personalized dashboards”

Zoom audio/video conferencing upgraded to work with Single Sign-On

The K-State Zoom audio/video conferencing service has been upgraded to work with the university’s Single Sign-On service, which allows K-Staters to use their eID/password to sign in.  Instructions for how to sign in can be found in the Accessing Zoom article.  You can access Zoom by using the Web, the Zoom app download, or a link on your K-State Connect page. Please use Single Sign-On from now on.

Attention: Previous K-State Zoom accounts will be deactivated on Feb. 16, 2015. 

Continue reading “Zoom audio/video conferencing upgraded to work with Single Sign-On”

Zoom conferencing: 3.0 update available

The Zoom videoconferencing service for all K-Staters now has a 3.0 update that can be downloaded to Windows and Mac computers and mobile devices. How to download: Use the drop-down menu on your desktop app to check for updates.

Continue reading “Zoom conferencing: 3.0 update available”

Zoom “scheduling privilege” allows scheduling audio/video meetings for others

Zoom videoconferencing has a Scheduling Privilege feature that is very helpful when you:

  • Want others to schedule a meeting for you
  • Want to schedule a meeting on behalf of others

Directions on how to use this feature are found at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362803-What-is-Scheduling-Privilege.