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A note about student access to Zoom

Zoom accounts are available to all currently enrolled VCU students who log in at with their eID and VCU password. You don’t actually need an account to attend Zoom-based classes or meetings hosted by others, but it will be necessary to have one if you want to host your own meetings. After separating from […]

UPDATE: Passcodes and Waiting Rooms NOT Mandatory Starting 9/27

In a reversal of the company’s previously announced policies, Zoom has decided NOT to enforce Waiting Rooms or Passcodes on all meetings starting September 27. Zoom says this reversal is “based on the feedback that we received about both the nature and timing of these changes.” While it’s unfortunate this decision comes so close to […]

Enabling Passcodes Or Waiting Rooms for Meetings

(NOTE: This article has been edited to reflect Zoom’s decision NOT to enforce Waiting Rooms or Passcodes for all meetings, as originally announced.) “Zoombombing,” or unwanted intrusions into Zoom meetings by uninvited troublemakers, continues to be an issue for users worldwide. Waiting Rooms and Passcodes are two ways to combat this trend. To make passcodes […]

Cloud Recording Storage Time Extended

Due to the increased reliance on recordings as an element of remote instruction, the storage duration of Zoom Cloud recordings has been extended to 60 days. This will ensure that content stored on the Zoom Cloud server will continue to be available for viewing through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. The long-term policy […]