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Zoom - Release Notes 10/25/21

Posted: 14:16:39, Thursday, Oct 21, 2021   Expiration: 14:16:39, Monday, Nov 1, 2021  

There will be three settings changes to the University of Wisconsin System (except for UW Madison) instance of Zoom on October 25.

View the full release notes at this link https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/4411402992653-Release-notes-for-October-25-2021

The three settings below will be "On" by default at the UW System account level. Group level admins and individual users can modify the setting default as desired.

  • Polling enhancements for quizzing - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS - Account owners and admins can enable advanced polling to allow meeting hosts to build advanced polls or quizzes that contain multiple question/answer types, allow for images, and automatically record answers. New question/answer types include match combinations, rank answers, and fill in the blank.
  • Presentation slide control - Windows, macOS, Linux - Control progression of presentation slides without needing to ask the participant sharing the presentation for the next slide. Supports presentations in Google Slides, Powerpoint, and Keynote. The account owner and admins can enable this for use at the Account-, Group-, and User-level web settings.
  • Profile photos for in-meeting chat - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS - In-meeting chat now displays the participants’ profile photos, just as they appear in Zoom Chat. If no image is available for a participant, the participant’s initials appear. The account owner and admins can enable this for use in the Account-level web settings, and users can also control this feature in the client settings as well.

-- UWSA DLE: Thomas Arendalkowski

Created: 14:20:10, Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 (by Thomas A.)
Updated: 14:20:10, Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 (by Thomas A.)