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Zoombombing

A "How-To" Guide for preventing Zoombombing in remote learning classrooms.

Settings

Login to your account via the Zoom Website, go to “Settings”(a).
(Many of the following settings are only accessible from the web; they will NOT appear on the app).

1. Click on “In Meeting (Basic)” (b).

2. Disable “File Transfer” (c). This will block the transfer of malware. Unfortunately, it will also disable the host's ability to send files such as PDFs or Powerpoints to participants. To work around this problem, a URL linking to the file(s) can be sent to all participants via Zoom's chat function. Or, alternatively, post the documents on Blackboard and direct students to find them on there.

3. Activate “Allow host to put attendee on hold” (d). This will allow the host to temporarily remove a disruptive participant.

4. “Screen Sharing”: Click the “Host Only” button to block participants from sharing their screen (e).

Screen Share settings can be altered within a meeting should the need arise. From the Host’s Toolbar, click the up-arrow to the right of “Share Screen.”

Click on "Advanced Sharing Options..."

Then adjust the Screen Share settings as needed.

5. Click on “In Meeting (Advanced)” (f).

6. Activate “Waiting Room”(g). Participants are prevented from joining a meeting until the host lets them in. If activated, the “Allow participants to join before host” option is automatically disabled.

7. Disable “Virtual Background”(h). Turning off this feature will prevent participants from using objectionable or offensive images or text as the background to their video feed.