Email | Important Zoom software update this weekend

Kia ora koutou,

‘Zoom-bombing’ has been an issue worldwide recently. The practice involves strangers entering and disrupting Zoom sessions. UC unfortunately has had an incident with Zoom-bombing earlier this week.

Initial steps were taken to prevent this type of activity, however as a result of this incident UC’s IT team is implementing further protective steps by updating default settings for everyone in our UC community.

What does this mean for you? You need to ensure you have logged into Zoom with your UC credentials.

This weekend, UC will be turning on a feature that will by default block all but authenticated UC students and staff from joining the University’s online Zoom sessions that are scheduled in LEARN.

Remember that all lectures and examinations will be online for Term 2, so it’s important to check you can successfully log in to Zoom using your student credentials and ensure you’re ready for all online learning, from next week onwards.

Follow the link below to watch the ‘Getting Started’ video for more on the sign in process, and to check your login details.

https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/its/knowledge-base/video-conferencing/

Please check your login information on Monday, before your classes resume on Tuesday 28 April, to prevent any obstacles in joining UC’s online learning sessions. If you have any issues please log an assyst request.  

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

Ngā mihi,

Steve Gibling
Incident Controller

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