UNI eLearning Suite

New and Updated Zoom Features and Enhancements


Update Your Zoom Client to Insure Access to New Features

New features often require updates to your Zoom client before you will have them. Please visit the Zoom Download Center to upgrade to the newest version of Zoom client.

Alternatively, you may "Check for Updates" in the Zoom client. See the screenshot below.

Screenshot of zoom client open and checking for updates

 


Multi-pin and Multi-spotlight

 
With Zoom's recent updates, if the host permits, meeting participants can now pin up to 9 participants. Additionally, the host can spotlight up to 9 participants for everyone in the meeting.
 
This feature requires Zoom Client 5.2.2 released on September 1, 2020 or later. 
To learn more, visit Zoom's help pages on Pinning Participants' Videos and Spotlighting Participants' Videos.
 
 
 

Custom Gallery View Organization

 
Hosts and co-hosts can now re-order the gallery view to suit their needs, and choose whether to deploy this view to participants, or allow participants to create their own custom views. Simply click and drag videos to the position you want them in gallery view, and this layout will remain in place until released.
 
This feature requires Zoom Client 5.2.2 released on September 1, 2020 or later.
To learn more, visit Zoom's help page on Changing the Video Layout
 
 

Self-select Breakout Room

The host can now create breakout rooms with the option for participants to self-select which breakout room they would like to join. If enabled, participants can move freely between breakout rooms, without needing the host’s help.

Both the meeting host and participants need to be on Zoom Client 5.3.0 or later to self-select Breakout Rooms. 

To learn more, visit Zoom's help page on Managing Breakout Rooms 

 


If interested, visit Zoom's Support Page for complete Release Notes