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.