July 9 - Zoom Settings Changes
Technology Services will make the following Zoom settings changes on July 9 at 7:30 a.m. to increase security and usability. You can also find a list of these changes and past events on the Zoom Changelog.
Rename Meeting Authentication Options
The following are name changes only. Functionality for each will remain the same.
- "Sign into Zoom.us" will be renamed to "Sign in to Zoom.us".
- "Illinois email accounts" will be renamed to "Sign in with Illinois NetID and password".
- Your authentication options will not change if you manually renamed them. However, there is a link to reset to default option names (shown below).
Persistent chat message retention time
Beginning July 9, any persistent chat you save to the cloud will change from being retained for 2 years to 6 months.
Adding Pronouns in your Zoom profile
- A new field will be available in your Zoom Profile to set Pronouns.
- If pronouns are entered, there will be a prompt asking if you want to share Pronouns upon joining each meeting (shown below).
- Visit the Zoom website for more information about adding and sharing your Pronouns.
Settings turned on by default
The settings below are not locked and can be changed by a meeting creator to meet any specific needs by visiting: illinois.zoom.us/profile/setting
Only the person sharing their screen can annotate
- Previously, the default option allowed anyone to use annotation tools when a meeting participant was sharing their screen.
- Visit the Zoom website for information on how to use annoation tools on a shared screen or whiteboard.
Guests will now be labeled during meetings and webinars
- In the participants list, any guests will now have "(Guest)" added to their display name.
- Immersive view allows a host to place up to 25 video paricipants onto a single virtual background.
- Learn how to use Immersive View in your meeting.
Meeting participants can use non-verbal feedback
- Meeting participants will be able to use non-verbal feedback to communicate with the host and other participants without interrupting the flow of the meeting.
- Learn more about nonverbal feedback and meeting reactions.