Hey Ravens! As of Jan. 6, all Carleton University Zoom users will be required to use version 5.8.6 (released Nov. 28, 2021) or newer on the Zoom desktop client and mobile app. Instructors, staff and students who are using an older version should update their apps by Jan. 6 to ensure uninterrupted access to all Zoom meetings, including those within Brightspace. Download the latest version of Zoom here.

Zoom regularly provides new versions of the desktop client and mobile app to release new features and fix bugs. Moving forward, Carleton will periodically prompt Zoom users to update their software to receive the newest features and any privacy and security enhancements, as well as to ensure a consistent and reliable experience across the university. Zoom users who have already updated to version 5.8.6 can also choose to set automatic updates for their desktop client.

If you need help with Zoom, don’t forget to visit the Zoom at Carleton support site.