Here’s a roundup of several new features that Zoom has added over the last several months.
- Allow participants to choose which breakout room they join:
- video demo from Ben Finio
- instructions and screenshots from Pathable
- NOTE: participants (and the host) must have a fairly new version of Zoom installed in order to self-select breakout rooms. If you’re going to use this feature, it’s recommended to tell all students to update their Zoom app. If a participant does not have a new enough version, the instructor can simply put them in the desired room manually.
- Rearrange videos in Gallery view (and force participants to ‘Follow Host’s Video Order,’ so all participants see the same arrangement):
- Suspend participant activities:
- this feature located under the Security tab, turns off allows the host to disable all video, audio, screen sharing, and chatting. It is intended to allow the host to regain control in the event of ‘Zoombombing’ or other disruptions. Once the situation is taken care of, the host can re-enable video, audio, etc. within the Security tab.
- instructions and screenshots from University of Washington
- video demonstration from Chris Menard (includes demo of how to hide profile pictures)
- Other new security features from Zoom (includes report participants and at-risk meeting notifier)
- A roundup of some other new features:
Have you discovered useful new features that are missing here? Let us know! And as always, schedule a one-on-one with Nick if you’d like to try these out.