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Zoom 6.0 Is Here

Released on April 15, Zoom version 6.0 brings with it more numerous and significant changes than the typical update, including an overall change to the look and feel of the user interface and a new name for the application itself, now rebranded as “Zoom Workplace.” The overall visual environment has been overhauled with newly available […]

New “All Screens Mode” Useful for Virtual Proctoring

With client version 5.17.10, Zoom now offers “All Screens Mode,” allowing the meeting host to request all participants to share their screen at once, presenting the host with a scrollable, side-by-side view of the participants and their shared desktop(s). This feature is designed to provide a more streamlined and straightforward proctoring experience, focused on seeing […]

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 […]

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 and Updated Features

Zoom continues to release updates and enhancements, with the latest client version (5.14.8) released on May 29. Recent updates include: Cloud recording support for sign language interpretation Hosts can now configure their Cloud Recording settings to capture sign language interpretation as an additional video file. This requires designating one or more attendees as ASL interpreters […]

VCU “filter” added to Zoom library

For a while now, you’ve been able to choose from a collection of VCU-themed backgrounds that place you (albeit virtually) in familiar locations around our campuses. Now you have another way to brand your camera image when conducting university business online, using Zoom “filters.” To find the VCU filter, click on the caret to the […]

Using Whiteboard Templates

Zoom Whiteboards provide a powerful collaboration tool you can leverage either during or outside of meetings, but initiating a new board from scratch can be intimidating. After all, a whiteboard is so…white. Staring at that blank, empty space, it can be hard to know where to begin. The recently released “Whiteboard Templates” feature offers a […]

Creating Breakout Rooms from Polls

With Zoom version 5.13.5 and up, you can automatically assign your meeting participants to Breakout Rooms based on their responses to a poll question. Whether you build your polls ahead of time or with the meeting in progress, just check the box for “Create Breakout Rooms.” Then in the course of your meeting, after your […]

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