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Author: Shelley Troyer

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 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. 

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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.

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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.

Zoom troubleshooting guide plus Zoom news

A Zoom troubleshooting guide (PDF) has been created by the Information Technology Assistance Center to provide quick troubleshooting tips when using Zoom videoconferencing.

Key points include:

  • Using your ksu.edu user name when hosting a meeting
  • Updating your Zoom client
  • Allowing guests to join a meeting before the host
  • System requirements

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