Zoom Best Practices

Best Practices for Securing Zoom Meetings


Scheduling Features

Here are some features you can access when you’re scheduling your meeting to make it more

● Password Protection: Password protect your meetings by clicking Require
meeting password and entering an alphanumeric password when you schedule
your meeting. The password is automatically populated in the calendar invitation.
This means that only people with both the meeting ID and password can join your
meeting. Learn more.

● Join Before Host Options: When scheduling, you have the option to either allow
participants to Join Before Host, or not. If you don’t select this option, no one can
join the meeting without you being there to start the meeting. This gives you
greater control over the meeting. Even if you do enable Join Before Host, you will
still receive an email notification when they join before you. Learn more.

Advanced options

● Waiting Room: Protect participant privacy by keeping some participants in your virtual
waiting room while you finish up meeting with others. The Waiting Room can be
enabled by default for all meetings or during scheduling on a per-meeting basis. Learn more.

enable waiting room 

In-Meeting Features

The meeting host has a variety of controls they can use to secure their meeting. For example:

● Lock the Meeting: When you’re in the meeting, click ‘Participants’ at the bottom
of your Zoom window. In the participants’ pop-up box, you will see a button that
says Lock Meeting. When you lock the meeting, no new participants can join, even
if they have the meeting ID and password.

 lock meeting

● Remove a Participant: In the participants’ menu, you can mouse over a
participant’s name, and several options will appear, including Remove. Click that to
kick a participant out of the meeting. They can’t get back in if you then click Lock Meeting.

removing a participant

● Attendee On-Hold: If you need a private moment, you can put attendees
on-hold. The attendee’s video and audio connections will be disabled momentarily.
Click on the attendee’s video thumbnail and select Start Attendee On-Hold to activate this feature. Learn more.

put on hold

Other host controls include locking screen-sharing, enabling/disabling participant recording, watermarkinger screen shots, and disabling in-meeting chat.

Please visit https://support/zoom.us/ for more information about Zoom features and settings.


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