How can I keep my Zoom meetings and class sessions safe and secure?
- Avoid hosting large meetings or "public" events using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI). Your PMI is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for you that you can access with your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) or personal link. Your Personal Meeting Room is ideal for use with people you meet with regularly. However, because it is always accessible with the same Meeting ID and personal link, it should not be used for large meetings or meetings with people you do not meet with regularly. Once a participant has the link to your PMI, they can join it at any time the meeting is in use, unless you lock the meeting or use the Waiting Room feature to admit participants individually.
Zoom suggests using random meeting IDs for your large meetings instead of your PMI. A random meeting ID is generated any time you create a new meeting.
- Remove any disruptive participants in your meeting.
- Select Manage Participants at the bottom of your Zoom window
- Select More and Remove for the participant that you want to eject from the meeting
- Share links in your password-protected course, not publicly. Avoid posting your links in a public place like on a website or even sharing them in an email. You are strongly advised to share your link to the Zoom session in your course in iLearn so it is only accessed by students enrolled in your class. Learn more in our help document on creating a Zoom meeting in an iLearn course.
- Observe general zoom call etiquette. You can find more information in our guide on zoom call etiquette, including how hosts can mute participants if necessary.
- Require that participants log in to a meeting. This setting changes your meeting to only allow people who have zoom accounts and are logged in to join your meeting. You can change your zoom meeting settings to restrict meetings from the https://sfsu.zoom.us website.
- Log in to https://sfsu.zoom.us/signin
- Navigate to your Meetings tab
- Locate the meeting you want to change security settings for and click on it
- Click on the Edit this meeting button
- Under Meeting options, mark the Only authenticated users can join option
Note: After selecting to require authentication, your participants must be logged in to Zoom in order to join the meeting. To learn how to log in, view the logging in to Zoom support document.
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