The VCU Zoom Blog

Announcements, Alerts, Tips and Pointers

Security Vulnerability May Require Client Update

Zoom has identified a critical vulnerability in its Windows client versions 5.16.5 and below, where “improper input validation in Zoom Desktop Client for Windows…may allow an unauthenticated user to conduct an escalation of privilege via network access.” Zoom recommends that all users update to the latest version of the client as soon as possible to avoid risk. […]

New “Screen Sharing Presenter View”

The latest release of the Zoom client offers new options when sharing content. With Zoom Client version 15.7.2, “Screen Sharing Presenter View” combines your video and shared screen to present everything in one frame. Presenters have a few different layout options, ranging from having the content appear over-the-shoulder of your video, to having the presenter […]

Changes to the Zoom Portal Page

After January 9, your VCU Zoom account page will display a slightly updated header and footer, featuring VCU branding and links to VCU-specific resources. The current design displays Zoom’s default links to information about their various product offerings, plans and pricing, press releases, etc., most of which is not relevant or helpful to users on […]

New “Surveys” feature

You may have noticed the new “Surveys” tab on your Zoom account page where “Polls” used to be. You can still create polls and quizzes, but Zoom has added the ability to create and share surveys both in and outside of meetings. To create a survey, click on the “Survey” option in the navigation bar […]

Adding an ASL interpreter to your meetings

Enhanced support for American Sign Language interpretation is now available for Zoom meetings. Hosts can designate one or more participants as ASL Interpreters, either when scheduling the meeting or with the meeting already in progress. When a participant is tagged as an ASL interpreter, participants will see an “Interpretation” icon added to their toolbar. With […]

Using the new “Zoom Notes” feature

Starting with client version 5.15.12, all Zoom users have access to a new, built-in note-taking app. With it, you can collaborate with colleagues to document your thoughts, ideas and action plans both in and out of Zoom meetings. With the new version of Zoom installed, you’ll find the “Notes” feature in your meeting toolbar: When […]

New Home for Zoom Resources

Zoom support and resources information have been relocated from the TS askIT knowledge base to the Academic Technologies website.  Please update any bookmarks or links you may have to the new URL: or

A Note About Security, AI and Zoom’s Terms of Service

Recent media reports have suggested that Zoom’s new terms of service could allow for the data you share in your meetings to be used in training Zoom’s artificial intelligence (AI) models.  This week, Zoom issued a clarification and ensured users they will use no audio, video, or chat content for training their models without customer […]

Security Update Needed for versions 5.15.0 and 5.15.1

Zoom has released this notice for all users: We identified a vulnerability in Zoom Desktop Clients 5.15.0 (Windows/macOS), 5.15.1 (Windows), and certain other products (i.e., iOS, Android, Linux, Zoom Rooms, SDK) – primarily versions 5.15.0. Users on these versions will be prompted to update before they can join meetings and these versions will no longer […]

Support Ending for Zoom Versions older than 5.12.2

On August 5, 2023, support will end for Zoom software versions older than 5.12.2. Users running older versions will be unable to start or join a meeting until they update to a supported version. Updating is a quick and easy process, but to avoid inconvenience, you may want to take action before the cut-off date. […]

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