“Zoombombing” is a term used to describe when participants, typically uninvited, join a Zoom meeting with the intention of deliberately disrupting a meeting.
Consider the following settings to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for your participants.
- Only authorized users can join meetings (good for teaching current students; too restrictive in advising or for prospective students)
- Requiring passwords
- Play sound when participants join or leave
- File transfer restrictions
- Allow host to put attendee on hold
- Screen sharing – restricting who can share and dependent on purpose of meeting
- Disable desktop/screen share
- Remote control accessibility
- Allow removed participant to rejoin
- Virtual background
- Identify guest participants in the meeting/webinar
- Attention tracking – may be beneficial in online teaching environment
- Enable meeting room – allows for the meeting host to admit participants
- Locking meeting after a set amount of time
- Masking phone numbers (when participants call into the meeting)
For more information regarding “Zoombombing,” and how to secure your meeting click here.
Zoom has also released a short video with steps to secure your meeting. The video can be seen by clicking here.