What’s New in Zoom

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Zoom is constantly updating and adding new features. Make sure you update your Zoom software when prompted to do so to take advantage of new features and maximize your options in meetings.

Recent Updates

Live Transcript and Apps icons should have been added to your toolbar when hosting a Zoom meetings.

Live Transcript icon in Zoom toolbar

Clicking the Live Transcript icon will allow you to enable a live transcripton of the Zoom meeting. Closed captions will also be generated by enabling this feature. You can also allow participants to request Live Transcript to be enabled so that it can be turned on by the request of a participant.

Apps icon in Zoom toolbar

Apps allows you to integrate a variety of 3rd party applications into your Zoom meeting. This allows you to utilize a variety of apps without ever having to leave the Zoom meeting. One example is the Mentimeter app, which allows you to share and present interactive slideshows within Zoom.

Share to breakout rooms

When sharing screen in the main session, the host or co-host can share their screen to all active Breakout Rooms. Any active sharing in the breakout sessions are interrupted and any annotation or whiteboarding prompts the sharer to save them before viewing the shared screen from the host. Host and participants must be on version 5.7.0 or higher to utilize and see this feature.


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