Has it been a while since you reviewed Zoom security features? As you prepare to teach this spring, consider the following features you may want to use.
Features to Secure Meetings
- : It’s always smart to lock your front door, even when you’re inside the house. When you lock a Zoom Meeting that has already started, no new participants can join, even if they have the meeting ID and passcode. Just click the Security icon at the bottom of your Zoom window. In the pop-up, click the button that says Lock Meeting. If you decide to use this feature, consider the fact that if a student loses internet connection and leaves the meeting, they won’t be able to get back in.
- Avoid using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI): Your is basically one continuous meeting, and you don’t want outsiders crashing your personal virtual space after your designated meeting is over.
- : Hosts can report users to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team, who will review any potential misuse of the platform and take appropriate action. Find this option within our or under the green shield icon in the top left corner of your meeting, where you can attach screenshots and other documentation as needed.
- You can remove someone from your meeting by using the Security Icon or Participants menu. On the Participants menu, you can mouse over a participant’s name and several options will appear, including Remove. Click Remove to kick someone out of the meeting. When you do remove someone, they can’t rejoin the meeting. But you can toggle your settings to in case you boot the wrong person. Hosts can also mute and turn off the video of participants to block unwanted, distracting, or inappropriate noise/gestures from other participants.
General Best Practices
Lastly, Zoom now offers acourse in their newly launched . The Zoom Learning Center is a free platform designed to educate and empower Zoom customers and users to confidently use Zoom through a series of short, on-demand online courses and videos.
Have any questions about making your Zoom meeting more secure? Contact Educational Technology Services at email@example.com or stop by the Virtual Tech Hub.