“Zoombombing” is the name given to gate-crashing Zoom meetings or when outsiders use Zoom’s screen sharing feature to interrupt and disrupt online meetings and classes with disturbing imagery.
Here are a few tips to mitigate this disruptive behavior:
- Keep links to Zoom meetings private to prevent unwanted participants
- Use 2-factor authentication by logging into Office 365 or Canvas and using Zoom through those integrations
- If not using the Zoom link on the Canvas course menu, instructors should post meeting links on a Canvas page rather than a public page or forum
- Stop other participants from screen sharing
- Control who enters a meeting with the waiting room feature
- Lock the meeting after it starts
- 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.
- Turn off file transfer
- As a preventative measure, WashU has already taken the following precautions:
- Use Personal Meeting ID is defaulted to Off
- Require Meeting Password is defaulted to On