Articles tagged with: Howtos

Zoom – How to change your username

Security has become a very important component of holding a Zoom meeting. The ever-present risk of having a meeting Zoom Bombed has created the need for people to increase security for meetings. Due to this, people who are not known or who have the default username of “User” may not be admitted into meetings. Because [ Read More ]

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Sync Files with OneDrive in Windows

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere – your computer, your mobile device, and even through a web browser by accessing CowboyMail. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is [ Read More ]

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How to Use Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, or they can allow participants to select and enter breakout sessions as they please. The host can switch between sessions at [ Read More ]

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Zoom: updating your desktop client for Windows

It is a good idea to keep software that you use frequently up-to-date on your computer. Up-to-date software provides several benefits including fixing issues from previous versions, patching security issues within the software, and installing new beneficial features. Directions for updating Zoom Windows client. The first thing you will need to do is open the [ Read More ]

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End of Life (EOL) Are You Safe?

We all know about our software always wanting to install updates. Windows, Office, Adobe, Zoom, and just about any other software we install. At some point your software wants you to install, buy, download, or do an upgrade to a new version. This usually means the previous software versions will no longer be supported, End of Life (EOL). Now, [ Read More ]

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Syncing Shared OneDrive Folders to Your Computer

Syncing the Folder Shared to You You will have received an email from the person that shared a folder from their OneDrive. Click the Open button from the email and sign-in to OneDrive. Alternatively, you can access OneDrive through cowboymail.okstate.edu as well. Once in OneDrive, click the Shared option in the left navigation menu. Find [ Read More ]

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Zoom: troubleshooting speakers, microphones, and Cameras.

Hosting zoom meetings can be a challenge when working with a group or even by yourself on a computer that has more than one microphone, camera, or set of speakers. However, programmers at Zoom have created an easy way to easily change each of these sources. In the following list, I will show how you [ Read More ]

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Zoom: using a second camera for document/activity feed

Have you ever needed to share live video in Zoom that is not your current webcam? Whether you are needing to use this as a document camera, an activity camera, or a demonstration camera, Zoom has a built-in screen share feature that allows you to do just that. Before you can start using this feature [ Read More ]

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Securing your Zoom Session

Zoom has experienced a surge in the number of people that are using its video conferencing software in the past few weeks. While this surge has been great for their business, it has also brought out some security issues with their standard set of options. Zoom-Bombing is one particularly annoying security issue that Zoom users [ Read More ]

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Preventing Zoom-Bombing

What is Zoom-bombing? Zoom-bombing is a new issue with Zoom meetings where gate crashers will join meetings already in progress to try and disrupt the proceedings by sharing viruses, disturbing pornographic images, and/or violent imagery. Most of the time, this happens when a meeting link is shared through public communication sources such as social media, [ Read More ]

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