Securing Your Zoom Setup

Utilize all the security features Zoom has to offer.

Getting Through This Together

Everyone knows these are tough times, but just like we have come together through past experiences, we are doing it again now. We are finding ourselves stronger together and helping whomever we can to make things a little bit easier/better. I am hoping this newsletter will help you get your Zoom meetings secured and ready for student use. As always don't hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or anything you want to share.


~Kalin Wilburn, NCOCC, Professional Development Coordinator~

~wilburn.kalin@ncocc.net~

~Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator~


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Getting Started with Zoom

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Zoom offers a wide variety of training options and resources

Securing Your Zoom Meetings

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Update your Zoom App

April 1st Zoom released some MAJOR bug fixes so you need to update your Zoom application as soon as possible.


The guide linked below will walk you through this process.

Additional best practices that every teacher should follow:

**I have included screen images below to help you know where to find these additional options.**


  1. Use passwords for meetings – these can be different for each meeting if desired
  2. Do NOT use the personal meeting ID for classes – use the random generated meeting ID feature
  3. Enable “waiting room” on all of the meetings – link from yesterday
  4. Turn off screen sharing by participants – this is now the default, this can also be turned back on dynamically during meetings
  5. Use the “manage participants” feature to monitor who is in the meeting – if necessary, remove uninvited guest( there is also an option of “not allowing removed participants from rejoining” this can also be easily enabled.
  6. Lock the meeting once everyone is in – this is also done from the Manage Participants icon

Login to your Zoom Online Account


If you have meetings already scheduled you can still EDIT these options. Just go back to the meeting and at the bottom left-click on EDIT THIS MEETING.

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From online when you SCHEDULE A MEETING you can adjust the settings PER MEETING. Have it generate a meeting ID, require a password, and enable the waiting room feature.
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From the SETTING menu option you can set 'defaults' for all of your meetings going forward.

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When toggles are BLUE they are active (ON)

Check ALL SETTINGS for Zoom and adjust accordingly. Some of the setting options you should check are below.

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This option below is ON by default

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When you are already in a Zoom Meeting

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From the 'manage participants' you can then select MORE and LOCK MEETING.
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Advanced Sharing Options while in a Zoom Meeting

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