August 25, 2020
As of September 27, 2020, all TechConnect Zoom meetings
will be required to have a Passcode.
All meetings that have already been scheduled without a Passcode, one will automatically be assigned.
What does this mean for you?
Provide a link with the passcode embedded:
1. Review your account settings to enable 'Embed passcode in invite link for one-click join'. If you elect not to enable this setting, invitees will be required to enter a passcode to join the session.
Meetings scheduled to take place on/after September 27:
1. Locate your meeting; click on the meeting topic/title; capture the passcode and send to attendees.
2. Or, delete the meeting and reschedule it; the passcode will then be included in the invitation after
For those preparing in advance of the September 27 update:
1. Account settings changes are not retroactive to previously scheduled meetings.
2. We recommend if you update your settings prior to the 27th that you delete and recreate the meetings
for a seamless transition.
Canvas 'Join' and 'Host' button have the passcode embedded. Please be sure your account setting for
'Embed passcode in invite link for one-click join' is enabled for a seamless connection to meetings. If connecting from the desktop app, the Zoom website, or sharing the link captured from the Zoom website, passcodes will be required.
Canvas users should also disable the feature 'Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meeting' to prevent conflict with passcodes already embedded through the Canvas links.
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May 31, 2020
The Zoom 5.0 update was completed May 30, 2020
If using an older Zoom client, a user will see a prompt to update upon joining a meeting. Please visit Zoom for their release notes.
If you haven't already done so, it is a good idea to avoid updating immediately before your scheduled meetings and also to read the release notes carefully. This will prevent unforeseen difficulties due to changes to the app after updating.
May 6, 2020
Please update all your clients/Zoom applications to Zoom 5.0 now
After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade message and be required to upgrade before being allowed to host or join meetings.
It is a good idea to avoid updating immediately before your scheduled meetings and also to read the release notes carefully. This will prevent unforeseen difficulties due to changes to the app after updating.