Zoom Notes now available
Notes for Zoom allows current UW students, faculty, and staff to quickly capture thoughts, action items, and more from within a Zoom Meeting. In addition, Notes can be used collaboratively with other participants in a meeting, as well as shared with other users outside of meetings. Zoom app version 5.16.0 or higher on OSX and Windows is recommended. To learn more, see the getting started with Zoom notes guide.
Set your pronouns in UW Zoom
You can now display your pronouns in UW Zoom when you set pronouns on your UW Zoom profile page. Pronouns set at identity.uw.edu will not display in UW Zoom. To change your display name in UW Zoom, set your preferred name at identity.uw.edu. Learn more displaying your pronouns in Zoom.
Update Zoom software by November 4, 2023
Zoom requires software to be updated to a minimum version 5.13.5 on all devices by November 4, 2023. Software not meeting the minimum requirement will not be able to join Zoom meetings. To learn more details, see the Zoom software quarterly lifecycle page.
Zoom Add-On Orders Outage
Please submit your orders before April 30, 2023. Beginning May 1, 2023, we must stop processing orders for software products due to significant changes to the UW’s billing system. We will resume processing orders after July 16, 2023.
Zoom Collaborative Whiteboards now available
Zoom Collaborative Whiteboards allows an engaging space where students, instructors, and staff can share ideas, work together to solve problems and enjoy a visual breakdown of concepts and lessons. Learn more about UW Zoom Collaborative Whiteboards.
Question and Answer (Q&A) now available in meetings
The question & answer (Q&A) feature for meetings allows participants to ask questions during the meeting, and for the host and co-hosts to answer their questions either privately, for everyone, or mark them as something to be answered live. Previously, Q&A was only available for the Zoom Webinar add-on product. Learn more about Q&A for meetings.
Cloud Recording Storage
UW Zoom cloud recording storage is expanded to 120 days before the recording is automatically sent to the trash. Recordings remain in the trash for 30 days before they are permanently deleted. This applies only to recordings created January 18, 2023 and after.
Update your Zoom software every quarter
To keep your Zoom experience safe and functional, Zoom now requires a new minimum software version every 3 months for all Zoom products. By May 6, 2023, your Zoom software must be updated to version 5.10.3 or higher (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Intune and Blackberry). Learn how to update your Zoom software.
Learn more about quarterly minimum version requirements (Zoom Client, Zoom Rooms, Outlook plugin, VDI, and more).
New Meeting Join Experience
The New Meeting Join experience streamlines the joining a meeting. Previously, users saw up to three separate dialogue windows when joining a meeting: (1) please wait for the host to join, (2) the video preview window, and (3) the Waiting Room. The new meeting join experience combines these three windows into one single window. Any Waiting Room customizations remain set and available through the settings page in the web portal. Learn more.
Enhance Collaboration with Zoom Team Chat
Connect your teams and streamline communications with instant messaging integrated into the Zoom platform. Learn how to get started with Zoom Team Chat.
Zoom help available from UW Learning Technologies
Get your Zoom questions answered from the friendly and helpful staff of UW Learning Technologies.
- Support hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Closed University Holidays
- Phone support: 206-221-5000 option 3
- Submit a question
- Register for Technology Workshops and Office Hours
- Online self-help
UW Zoom Cloud Recording Storage
Starting January 18, 2023, UW Zoom cloud recording storage is expanded to 120 days before the recording is automatically sent to the trash. Recordings remain in the trash for 30 days before they are permanently deleted.
UW Zoom Collaborative Whiteboards now available
Starting January 18, 2023, UW Zoom Collaborative Whiteboards is now enabled. Zoom Whiteboards saved to the cloud can be shared to any other Zoom user, both inside and outside the UW Zoom account. Whiteboards not opened within 120 days are moved to the trash for 30 days and then permanently deleted. Learn more about UW Zoom Collaborative Whiteboards.