As of May 26, 2021
Starting May 26, all Zoom users must be using the minimum client version of Zoom 5.6.4.
Anyone not using the minimum client version of Zoom 5.6.4 will see a banner alerting them that an update is required. You will not be able to join or host a meeting until your Zoom client is updated
If you are not able to perform your own updates, please contact your desktop support group. If your desktop support group has already upgraded your Zoom client, you will not see a banner prompting the update.
As of April 13, 2021
The “only authenticated users can join meetings” setting in the central UT Austin Zoom tenant has been unlocked. Going forward, meeting hosts will have the ability to choose a security setting that best fits their use case.
All Meetings are now required to be secured with one of the following security options:
Only authenticated users can join meetings (default)
For more information please see these articles:
Meeting security - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034675592
Waiting Room - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115000332726
Passcode - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360033559832-Meeting-and-webin...
As of June 22, 2020
The ability to join a Zoom meeting from the web client (e.g. browser) has been enabled. This allows authenticated users, both those with UT Austin affiliations and guests, to join from the web client, desktop client or mobile app.
Please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/36002739769 for an overview (including browser requirements) and a comparison of the features available via the web client, desktop client and mobile app. Due to limited functionality available with the web client, both Zoom and the UT Austin Zoom service team strongly recommend using the desktop client or mobile app as the preferred options and using the web client if those other options are unavailable.
As of May 30, 2020, Zoom v.5.X or later is required to join any Zoom meeting. The Zoom 5.X updates include several back-end security updates that require a Zoom 5.X or later client (Zoom desktop client or Zoom mobile app)It is recommended to use the latest Zoom desktop client or Zoom mobile app releases for best results. For steps on how to upgrade to the latest Zoom client please seeIf the Zoom 5.X update isn’t made before May 30th, you will be prompted to update before you can join/host a meeting.
In support of the Campus-Wide Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) implementation, Zoom now requires multi-factor authentication through DUO.
MFA will only be required every 30 days or when signing in with new devices.
If you have not yet signed up for DUO, and you are eligible for the service, you can sign up here.
Please see Getting Started with Duo webpage to help ensure you are prepared to use Duo.
Zoom video conferencing software is now available!If you have an existing Zoom account created before this announcement, please contact your college or school for support.Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is a centrally supported video conferencing solution available to university faculty, staff and students that enables you to meet, teach, and learn from anywhere. It is integrated with Canvas, and you can host and join meetings from your mobile device, desktop client or the web. Other video conferencing and collaboration tools are available on campus.
Zoom allows you to host meetings with up to 300 attendees. Those you invite can join by phone, Zoom desktop application, or Zoom on the web to get started.
If you are using Zoom for remote instruction in an event with over 300 attendees, you can request a temporary license to do so using this form.
Login and Download
- Download Zoom: https://zoom.us/support/download
- Sign in to Zoom Desktop: https://zoom.its.utexas.edu/signing-and-out-zoom
Ready to Get Going?
The Information Security Office (ISO) has developed security recommendations for users scheduling, hosting, and participating in Zoom meetings to keep you and sensitive information safe.