This year, ITS Information Assurance’s annual SUMIT event included several virtual IT security/Information Assurance related events. One such event was the Zoom Security and Privacy Updates: Journey since Implementation presentation from Maggie Davidson and Asmat Noori. Maggie Davidson, Service Manager for Zoom in Support Services, provided valuable information about Zoombombing, including how Zoombombers obtain access to meetings, what… Read More »
“Zoom fatigue” have become new buzzwords for the weariness, eye strain and stress many feel from too many online meetings. And the data shows these meetings are continually on the rise, with no end in sight, ever since office workers turned to video conferencing as the most popular way to communicate during the pandemic. Try these five things… Read More »
The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), a program of Community Health Services at Michigan Medicine, works to transform the health care landscape to optimize adolescent and young adult health and well-being. AHI provides customer-focused, youth-driven, and innovative approaches to improving adolescent care through coaching and technical assistance including engaging webinars, virtual clinic tours, implementing an assessment tool, and more.… Read More »
Commencement is always an exciting opportunity to celebrate the achievements of graduating U-M students. After the past year of extraordinary circumstances and unpredictable challenges, the Spring Commencement of 2021 was perhaps more meaningful than ever. To recognize the strength and perseverance graduating seniors displayed while finishing their degrees in the midst of the pandemic, Information and Technology Services… Read More »
The university will roll out three key changes to U-M Zoom on May 18, 2021. The changes are being implemented to improve security while ensuring that U-M Zoom continues to meet the needs of the U-M community. Users of U-M Zoom are being notified of these changes on a rolling basis. It is important that users take action… Read More »
Zoom fatigue got you down? Experiment with these techniques for smoother, more productive, more interesting team meetings.
ITS recently updated the Remote Office Hours Queue (ROHQ) application to support U-M Zoom meetings. The ROHQ software allows users to create meeting queues that virtually simulate waiting in line to meet with someone. ROHQ can be used for in-person queueing, virtual queueing with a unique videoconferencing meeting for each attendee, and even hybrid (both in person and… Read More »
Great news: Zoom for Health at U-M no longer exists! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of U-M and Zoom, U-M Zoom was approved for PHI (HIPAA data). As a result, Zoom for Health users’ accounts were migrated into regular U-M Zoom at the very start of 2021, making all university Zoom users members of the same Zoom service.… Read More »
U-M Zoom has been approved for PHI (HIPAA data). As a result, Zoom for Health at U-M will be consolidated into regular U-M Zoom January 2–3, 2021. New features Thanks to collaborative efforts of U-M and Zoom, users will be able to use expanded features, such as: Cloud recording Live transcription Viewing identifying information in reports Ability to… Read More »
The Michigan Daily recently spoke to experts on campus — including Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and Kyle Lindsey and Hanah Stiverson, two doctoral students who are working on a book with Professor Lisa Nakamura about Zoom-bombing — to compile a list of tips to ensure calls for classes or clubs remain… Read More »
Most people by now are familiar with the steps necessary to make their own videoconferences secure. But what should you do if you happen to be participating in a videoconference that experiences some type of interruption, such as a Zoombomb. Disruptions can include anything from the mundane – barking dog or crying children, unintentional screen sharing, or dissonant noises… Read More »
A Zoom beta feature is now available, providing automatic live transcription for meetings and webinars. “Now more than ever, creating opportunities for the entire academic community to participate in discussions, presentations and lectures about today’s issues is vitally important,” said Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. “We want to improve the ability for… Read More »
As U-M has shifted to offering classes, programs, and events in alternative and virtual formats, Michigan IT has risen to the challenge by enabling and supporting the most cutting-edge conferencing services available.
ITS has announced a new option for connecting remotely: Zoom Videoconferencing. Training will be held March 19 with a recording to be published afterward.