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Zoom Changes

Zoom regularly provides new versions of Zoom that offer new features and bug fixes. Follow their Release Notes to stay up-to-date, and make sure to use the latest version of Zoom to take advantage of all available features. Contact your IT support team if you need assistance with upgrading. 

Summer and Fall 2020 Changes & Security improvements

Berkeley-specific Changes

Fall 2020 Changes

Zoom cloud recording retention period will be reset to 30 days

Changes implemented between September 15 - October 20, 2020

Due to storage limitations in Zoom Cloud, UC Berkeley will be resetting the Zoom cloud retention period to 30 days between Sept. 15 to Oct. 20, 2020. If you currently have cloud recordings (from meetings or webinars) stored in Zoom, you will receive an email communication with instructions and options to download and store your recordings to access in the future.  

Summer 2020 Security improvements

Passcode changes

Changes effective August 4, 2020

All newly created (or modified after August 4, 2020) meetings will have the following settings applied by default:

This change is being put in place in advance of Zoom’s upcoming Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements, September 27, 2020.

Sign in requirements

Changes effective August 15, 2020

All participants and hosts will be required to sign into a Zoom account prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley.

Personal Meeting IDs

Changes effective August 4, 2020

All newly created (or modified after August 4, 2020) meetings will have the following settings applied by default:

Join Before Host

Changes effective August 4, 2020

All newly created (or modified after August 4, 2020) meetings will have the following settings applied by default:

Mute participants upon entry

Changes effective August 4, 2020

All newly created (or modified after August 4, 2020) meetings will have the following settings applied by default:

Always show meeting control toolbar

Changes effective August 4, 2020

All newly created (or modified after August 4, 2020) meetings will have the following settings applied by default:

Recording

Changes effective August 4, 2020

All newly created (or modified after August 4, 2020) meetings will have the following settings applied by default:

Allow users to sign in with work email

Changes to be implemented - Date TBD

Users with UC Berkeley Zoom accounts will be required to use their CalNet credentials. See: How to sign into your UC Berkeley Zoom account

Users without UC Berkeley Zoom accounts or CalNet IDs should follow these instructions: How to sign into Zoom at UC Berkeley if you don't have a CalNet ID

 

Technical Summary of Changes in Zoom

 

SETTING

RELATED SETTINGS

PREVIOUS STATE

NEW STATE

IMPLEMENTATION DATE

Require a password when scheduling new meetings

 

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

 

Require a password for instant meetings

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

 

Require password for participants joining by phone

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

Only authenticated users can join meetings

 

Disabled by default

Enabled - required

8/15/2020 ✔

 

Users must sign in to a Zoom account to join meetings - Zoom account does not need to be a UC Berkeley Zoom account

 

Selected

8/15/2020 ✔

 

Only authenticated users can join meetings from Web client

Disabled by default

Enabled - required

8/15/2020 ✔

Personal Meeting IDs

    
 

Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meeting

Enabled by default

Disabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

 

Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when starting an instant meeting

Enabled by default

Disabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

 

Require a password for Personal Meeting ID (PMI)

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

Join Before Host

 

Enabled by default

Disabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

Mute participants upon entry

 

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

Always show meeting control toolbar

 

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

Recording

Only authenticated users can view cloud recordings

Disabled by default

Enabled by default

8/4/2020 ✔

Allow users to sign in with work email

Users with UC Berkeley Zoom accounts will be required to use their CalNet credentials. See: How to sign into your UC Berkeley Zoom account

Allowed

No longer allowed

Deferred - Date TBD


To view list of older changes made in Zoom, see: Older UC Berkeley Zoom Changes