Zoom Updates for September


Zoom has updated their client with some useful features available now to faculty and students. Highlights include new and improved accessibility options, an assigned virtual seating chart, and more! Check out the links below for more information:

4 New Zoom Features Educators Can Use to Enhance Virtual Teaching & Learning

Zoom’s new update also includes new filter options and lighting.

In order to take advantage of the new “Let participants choose room” breakout room feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Select your picture in the top right in the Zoom client, then choose “Check for Updates” from the drop down.
    Step 1 - Update Zoom
  2. Launch a meeting and select “Breakout Rooms” – you can now select to allow any participant on the 5.3 or later client to select their own room.
    Step 2 - Assigning Breakout Rooms

Last modified: September 24, 2020