Tag Archives: Zoom

First virtual IT Briefing breaks attendance record

A record crowd tuned in to the first-ever virtual IT Briefing this week. The longtime Emory IT project update meeting had 177 attendees, shattering the old mark of 115 set when CIO Rich Mendola addressed the Briefing in 2013. The IT Briefing returned after taking a month hiatus while LITS transitioned into a mobile workforce […]

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New Zoom version available for free download

There is a new Zoom version available for the desktop application. It is version 4.6.10 (20041.0408) for MacOS and version 4.6.10 (20033.0407) for Windows. This update includes some new security features. Here are the release notes for this version: Changes to existing features Remove the meeting ID from the title bar The meeting ID will […]

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Zoombombing update

As an addendum to last week’s Zoombombing article, here’s another setting that should help people: When scheduling a meeting, hosts can click the “Only Authenticated Users Can Join” button. That means that the user will have to be signed into the same Zoom license in order for them to immediately be able to join a […]

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Advice on Zoom settings to avoid “Zoombombing”

In the last few days you may have heard of “Zoom Trolls,” “Zoom Party Crashers” or “Zoombombing.” News outlets such as Forbes, the New York Times, and Yahoo News are reporting how publicized Zoom meetings and webinars are being interrupted by random people playing music, shouting slurs, and, in some cases, displaying pornography. Zoom has […]

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Using Zoom more than ever? Here are 6 tips and tricks from the pros

As Emory closes out its first week of increased telecommuting as a result of COVID-19 preparedness, Zoom usage has spiked dramatically. According to José Holguin-Cruz (LITS Zoom administrator), the number of active users has increased by 34% in March and the amount of monthly Zoom minutes at Emory has increased by 80% over the same […]

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Zoom Rooms changing the way Emory conducts business

The LITS Zoom Administration Team, which is a collaboration between LITS Messaging and ClassroomTech, recently announced the opening of six new Zoom Rooms in various locations around campus. “Zoom Rooms are a relatively new standard that LITS wants employ across Emory’s meetings spaces,” says Jason Brewer, academic technology specialist in ClassTech. “The goal is to take […]

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Zoom is changing the way Emory conducts business

The Emory Messaging and Collaboration Team has rolled out a new video conferencing service for Emory. The service, called Zoom, is replacing Vidyo as Emory’s supported conferencing service for one-to-one and small group meetings. Zoom works as a desktop application as well as on IOS and Android smart devices. It integrates with hardware-based conferencing systems, desktop […]

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