Protect your zoom meeting
With the increased use of Zoom web/video conferencing services, “Zoom-bombing”, which includes unwanted disturbances during a Zoom call such as distribution of inappropriate/offensive content, is proving to be a widespread issue.
There are several safeguards you can put in place to both prevent Zoom-bombing and stop a disturbance in progress.
- Update your meeting settings as soon as possible to reflect some of the strategies below.
- When scheduling a meeting, use an automatically generated meeting ID rather than your personal meeting ID.
- Require a password to join meeting.
- Require user authentication to join meeting (e.g. require participants to have a Zoom account to join the meeting).
- Disable file transfers, annotation and private chat to prevent distribution of inappropriate content.
- Use a waiting room to control when participants join your meeting.
- Disable the ability for participants to rename themselves.
- Review your account settings; many of the controls mentioned above can be set as a default and adjusted as needed.
- Know how to manage participants during a meeting, including:
- Removing unwanted participants from a meeting
- Not allowing others to share their screen, locking the meeting so that others cannot join the meeting once it begins, and more.
- Do not share your meeting links or passwords publicly (e.g. social media).
- Zoom has placed several of these options on your Zoom meeting tool bar with the latest update:
Please see our training calendar for more assistance.