How can you prevent your Zoom class session from going awry? Below are some context and guidance which may be helpful.

First, a short interview with UIT CISO David McMorries defining “Zoom-bombing” and discussing Zoom security controls for OSU Zoom hosts.

There are best practices for settings for Zoom to take advantage of the security controls. Here is an overview video of these settings.


For additional details on settings by context (large & small classes, guest speaker, and advisor sessions) see: Zoom Default Settings and Recommended Settings for Faculty and Advisors

Once a Zoom meeting has started, there is a new Security Tab available at the bottom with controls you can adjust on the fly. See a brief overview in this video.

NOTE: Use the Lock Meeting option cautiously and remember it also overrides the Waiting Room. Students are already reporting about being unable to join a Zoom class meeting, whether because they arrive after the session is locked, or they lose internet connection and can’t get back in.

More Complete Tutorial

A full overview of all issues related to Zoom security for classes is currently being created by Jon Dorbolo, Teaching Across the Curriculum, UIT - Academic Technology

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