To keep using Zoom, upgrade to new version before May 30

UC Davis faculty, students, and staff need to upgrade to version 5.0 of Zoom before May 30 in order to continue participating in classes or other online sessions that use the videoconferencing tool.

Zoom released version 5.0 on April 27, and will not allow older versions of the tool to be used starting May 30. The new version, a major upgrade, includes security improvements and other enhancements.

Follow these instructions to install the upgrade, and contact your department’s IT support if you have questions or need assistance.

The use of Zoom for distance teaching, learning, and working from home has expanded significantly at UC Davis since mid-March, when the campus switched to remote operations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Zoom is also integrated with the campus learning management system, Canvas (and you’ll need to update to Zoom 5.0 even if you only use it through Canvas).