Updates to Zoom
Zoom continues to be an important part of our day to day digital communication. Because of this Zoom are continually looking at how they can improve the security features of their platform.
A new version of Zoom has recently been released, with additional security features. To ensure the University is running the latest version the Information Technology Office will be updating Zoom on all Staff and Student computers on the evening of Friday 11th December 2020.
As a result of this all updated computers will automatically restart, so to ensure your work is not impacted, please sign out of your account at the end of your work day on Friday the 11th December; please do not shut down your computer, as it will not be updated.
Two new security enhancements with the new version of Zoom are:
Click on the links above to find out more about these new features. For all other Zoom features please refer to our online Zoom Support pages.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IT Service Desk.
Zoom is a virtual meeting room and video conferencing system ideal for online classes and meetings. Zoom accounts are provided for all our current students and staff. And is our recommended tool for internal and external communication and collaboration.
Please note, the University's standards, policies and procedures still apply when using Zoom. Please refer to the following Guidelines: Zoom Etiquette for specific standards to be observed when using Zoom on and off-campus.
Not all features are available in the free version of Zoom. We encourage all Notre Dame users to use the Single Sign-On option for Zoom to get all security and meeting features. Select the required how-to guide to help you connect your device to Zoom.
Install Zoom on a personal computer so you can stay connected off-campus
Zoom is available on mobile devices (mobile phone, tablet, iPad).
See the comparison of the desktop client vs mobile app to see what device will best suit your needs and provide the best experience with Zoom.
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
- Camera device: webcam, phone, tablet, laptop - built-in or USB plug-in
- Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Setup a virtual background
The virtual background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting.
Find how to use the following background features with Zoom
- Enable virtual background for
- Your account
- Zoom rooms
- Using virtual background
- Enable a virtual background during a meeting
- Desktop client
- Zoom room
Review minimum requirements for operating system, camera resolution and lighting from Zoom.
Minimum requirements for virtual backgrounds are different to the system requirements for the Zoom desktop and mobile client.
Staff are encouraged to use University supplied background images in meetings and lectures.
- Enable virtual background for
Watch online training videos to familiarise yourself with functions and features offered by Zoom.
*Please note not all features are made available to Staff
For a full list of training videos, please check out Zoom Video Tutorials
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