Zoom Access to Google Calendars Reauthorization

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Who? Anyone who schedules Zoom meetings with Google Calendar
What? Reauthorize Zoom’s calendar access
When?
Sunday, April 25th
Why? Will stop working if not reauthorized

Zoom calendar integration, enabled through the Zoom for Gsuite add-on, is the feature that allows you to schedule Zoom meetings directly from your Google Gsuite calendar. Due to feature updates, Google will require accounts using this integration to reauthorize Zoom’s calendar access on Sunday, April 25th.

To reauthorize Zoom, select the Zoom icon on the far right sidebar in Google calendar.

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You will then see an alert similar to the one below. Select Authorize Access.

Image showing the authorization pop-up for the Zoom add-on to ask for permission to show additional information in Gmail and Google Calendar.
Prompt to reauthorize Zoom access to the GSuite calendar.

After selecting Authorize Access, select your @guilford.edu Google account as the account to authorize.

You will see a prompt similar to the one below. Select Allow at the bottom of the screen to reauthorize access.

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Zoom Notice:" Make sure you trust Zoom for G Suite." With Cancel and Allow buttons at the bottom.

Please note if you do not complete reauthorization, you will no longer be able to schedule Zoom meetings directly from your calendar. The word Authorize next to a Zoom meeting indicates you need to complete reauthorization. You may click Authorize on the calendar entry to start the process.

Event Details: Zoom Meeting calendar entry with the word "Authorize" and a small red "i" indicating authorization is needed.

To learn more about the Zoom integration with Google calendars, see Zoom for GSuite add-on in the Zoom Help Center.

Questions? Contact its@guilford.edu.

ITS Recommends OS Upgrade to Big Sur for Compatible Macs

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Who? Anyone with a Mac less than 5 years old
What? Upgrade to Mac OS Big Sur
When? After checking compatibilty with your specialized software & devices
Why? Benefit from the latest operating system from Apple

The latest Mac operating system, Big Sur, was released in November 2020. At that time, ITS recommended postponing upgrades so we could test systems such as VPN and PaperCut printing for compatibility. ITS has now completed testing and applied update needed to support Big Sur. We currently recommend all compatible Macs upgrade to the new OS.

If the hardware on your Macbook or iMac is compatible with Big Sur, you will likely have seen an alert in your notification center. To start the upgrade click the alert, or check for updates in the App Store. Then, follow the onscreen prompts. Unfortunately, devices 5 years or older are not eligible for this upgrade. 

Please note this upgrade may affect certain 3rd party applications and peripheral devices such as personal printers. While ITS has tested software we support at Guilford, we cannot guarantee other 3rd party applications will continue to work with Big Sur. If you have questions about compatibility, we recommend you check with the vendor to verify product support with the new operating system.

If you have questions or need assistance, we are happy to help. Submit a ticket at https://webhelpdesk.guilford.edu, or contact the ITS Help Desk at its@guilford.edu.