Tip | Zoom – more advanced tips

How to enable automatic Zoom update

Zoom regularly provides new versions of the Zoom desktop client and mobile app to release new features and fix bugs. They recommend updating to the latest version when it is available to receive the best video and audio experience. Occasionally, a version becomes mandatory and you must update to it before you can continue using Zoom.

You can set up your Zoom app to automatically update to the latest version, so you do not have to do it yourself.  To do so, follow these steps for each device on which you use Zoom:

On a Windows or MacOS device:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom app on your device.
  2. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.
  3. Under the Zoom Updates section, click Automatically keep Zoom desktop client up to date.

On an Android mobile phone:

  • Launch the Google Play Store app, and then tap the Profile icon at the top right.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Network preferences, and then tap Auto-update apps.
  • Select your desired setting, and then tap DONE

On an iPad or iPhone:

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap App Store.
  • Tap the indicator next to "App Updates" to turn the function on or off.
  • Tap the indicator next to "Automatic Downloads" to turn the function on or off.
How to see everyone else on an iPad

Zoom on an iPad has a slightly different display. One of the main differences is that, by default, you can only see one other person on your screen, the person who is speaking. You can change it by touching your screen and clicking on "Switch to Gallery View" at the top left of the screen.

How to not see everyone else when watching Screen Share

When watching the shared screen, you may see thumbnails of some of the class members.
Above the thumbnails is a set of icons. Click on the smallest bar and the thumbnails are minimised. You can drag the remaining bit anywhere on your screen so it is not in the way of the shared screen.

How to hide course members who are not sharing video

If a course member does not share their video (i.e. they have clicked on Stop Video), by default everyone else will see a black box with that person’s name at the bottom. To remove the black box from your screen:
• Click the upward arrow, ^, next to Stop Video
• Click Video Settings
• Under My Video, tick Hide non-video Participants

How to see closed captions

Closed captions are automatically produced in our Zoom sessions. To view the closed captions on your screen:
• On Windows, click on More > Captions > Show Captions.
• On iPad, click on More > Show Captions

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.