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Assigning and Using the “Scheduler” Privelege

As a VCU Zoom user, you have the ability to grant a trusted colleague or assistant the power to add meetings to your schedule, meetings that list you as the official owner and host even though they were created by someone else on your behalf. To use this feature, you’ll need to log into your […]

Updates to the Meeting Registration Feature

Released this week, version 5.8.0 of the Zoom software client offers a number of new features. Among them is the ability to limit the number of persons who can register to attend your meetings, a feature previously available only in Zoom Webinars. To access this feature, the first step is to download Zoom version 5.8.0. […]

A Note About Participant Limits

In case you’ve ever wondered, the most participants you can include in a meeting on the VCU Zoom account is 300. You can verify this by logging in at vcu.zoom.us and check your “Profile” tab. Under “Account” you should see that you are a “Licensed” user with access to meetings that support 300 participants. In […]

Attendance Reports

Yet another helpful feature in Zoom is the ability to run meeting attendance reports. To take advantage of this feature, log in at vcu.zoom.us and click on “Reports” from the left navigation bar. When presented with the option, choose “Usage.“ From the list of recent meetings, pick the one you want. It may be necessary […]

Captioning Update

Zoom’s live captioning feature has now been enabled for all VCU users by default. It’s still up to you as host whether and when to actually use the feature. If you want to send out live captions in the course of your meeting, use the “Live Transcription” button in the Zoom taskbar and then click […]

Improved Collaboration for VCU Zoom Users

As some users will know, VCU Zoom is actually divided into two accounts: a “HIPAA” account for departments and units dealing with protected health care information, and a “Main” account for all other users. One of the side effects of this division has been a limited ability to collaborate between accounts. Users on the “HIPAA” […]

New Features: Support for Gender Pronouns and Sharing to Breakout Rooms

This week, Zoom unveiled client version 5.7, with a couple of new features you may find useful. First up is the ability to have your preferred gender pronouns displayed in your contact card and as part of your display name in meetings and webinars.  Once your preferred pronouns are added to your profile page, you […]

“Vanishing Pen” and “Reaction” emojis added to Zoom version 5.6.3

Version 5.6.3 of the Zoom desktop client was released on April 19, and among the new features offered are a “Vanishing Pen” for annotation and an expanded library of “Reactions” emojis and symbols. The Vanishing Pen can be accessed when you’re in Sharing mode by first choosing the “Annotate” option… …and then changing the default […]

Zoom Transcriptions (for Zoom Cloud and Kaltura)

One of the great things about Zoom’s “Cloud Recording” option is the ability to create text-based transcriptions of your meetings. In order to use the feature, you’ll want to check your account settings under the “Recording” tab and make sure “audio transcript” is enabled. When you’re ready, launch your meeting and choose the “Record to Cloud” option […]

Using advanced Kaltura features for Zoom Cloud Recordings

All VCU users with access to Zoom’s Cloud Recording feature (ie: anyone not attached to a department governed by HIPAA regulations) will have their videos automatically backed up to VCU’s Kaltura server at vcu.mediaspace.kaltura.com By adjusting your default Zoom account settings, you can take advantage of Kaltura’s ability to synchronize multiple video sources for a […]

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