Zoom Web Conferencing Updates
Information Technology has transitioned the University's main login method for Zoom Video Conferencing and Phone to SSO (which stands for Single Sign On). This change comes as part of the Zoom Phone rollout across campus as IT looks to monitor Zoom license usage more closely.
Faculty, staff, and students may begin to use the SSO sign in option for Zoom now while the Zoom Login option continues to work. However, beginning in August 7, 2023, the Zoom Login sign in functionality will cease to work and the SSO option will be required.
More detailed instructions on how to sign in using the SSO option can be found here. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us by opening a ticket via Service Hub or by getting in touch with the IT Service Desk by calling 319-273-5555 or by emailing them at email@example.com.
UNI IT has recently been notified that some of our Zoom users are using clients below the minimum 5.3.0 version level. Clients below the 5.3.0 level are required to be updated by August 6, 2022. Any Zoom clients that have not been updated by August 6 will not be able to join meetings via the Zoom Client for Meetings and will be prompted to update or join from a Web browser.
If you are using a managed UNI machine, Zoom client versioning is taken care of for you and you should automatically be on a recent version.
If you are using a personal device and haven't updated your client, please refer to this support article to upgrade to a compliant version of Zoom.
Beginning November 1, 2021, Zoom will require their apps to be no more than nine months behind the current version at any given time.
If you are using a computer managed by UNI, Zoom updates will be done automatically for you and no action is required.
If you are using a personal device (computer or phone), Zoom apps that are outdated will be prompted to be upgraded upon connecting. Information Technology recommends that you regularly download and update to the latest version of the Zoom software by checking for updates within the Zoom client or by navigating to zoom.us/download to take advantage of all the latest security and functionality features. For assistance on keeping your personal devices updated, visit Zoom’s article on upgrading Zoom to the latest version on a personal device.