Kansas State University


IT News

Tag: Zoom

Zoom update available

On April 27, an update to Zoom was released with enhanced video communications security. Beginning May 30, Zoom will be enabling GCM encryption across the Zoom platform to provide increased protection for meeting data.

The update can be installed from your desktop client or from the Zoom Downlaod Center. Follow the instructions below to install the update from your desktop client:

  1. Open Zoom and sign in.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click your profile.
  3. Click Check for Updates.
  4. On the Update Available window, click Update and then click Install. 
  5. Follow the installation instructions and click Close when finished.

Continue reading “Zoom update available”

Zoom: Maintaining your privacy while sharing your screen

As you continue to learn, teach, or work from home, you may need to share your computer screen with other Zoom meeting participants. Before you click the Share Screen button, protect your privacy by making sure you know exactly what you are sharing.

When you click on the Share Screen button at the bottom of the Zoom window, you can choose to share your full desktop or a specific window or application you have open on your computer. The best practice is to share only that specific window or application. Continue reading “Zoom: Maintaining your privacy while sharing your screen”

Update on Zoom security features

zoomIn the past week, there has been a lot of news coverage regarding Zoom and security. Zoom is considered a best-in-class web conferencing platform because of its ease of use, cross-platform availability, and full features, including chat, screen sharing, recording, audio transcription, and being device-agnostic.

Eric Yuan, Zoom Founder, and CEO, in a message to users, identified security features that Zoom staffers fixed and those Zoom is actively addressing. What Zoom has done includes:

  • Developed a guide to address privacy issues
  • Clarified information on Zoom and encryption
  • Updated and clarified their privacy policy – emphasized that they do not nor have they ever sold user’s data, do not monitor meetings or the contents of meetings, and comply with applicable federal laws including GDPR and CCPA

There is a  pop-up notification from Zoom when new mandatory or optional updates are available.  When you receive a notification, run the update.

Continue reading “Update on Zoom security features”

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”