a couple of friends have been worried about using Zoom.
This is the advice I\’d seen and sent to them..
Taken from https://twitter.com/FrameShiftLLC/ – How to stop harassment on public Zoom calls
Before meeting, host changes Zoom settings:
- Turn on \”Waiting room\”
- Turn off \”Allow removed participants to re-join\”, \”Allow private chat\”, \”File transfer\”, \”Annotation\”, \”Whiteboard\”
- Set \”Screen sharing\” to \”Host only\”
- Schedule a meeting in Zoom with a random ID (do not use Personal Meeting ID)
- Recommended: Do not share Zoom link publicly, instead make people register with email address and email them the Zoom link
- Host assigns \”co-host\” status to a trusted person
- Co-host admits people from waiting room, removes harassers, does not admit suspicious people
- Host transfers host status to people who need to share screen
- Optional: Lock the meeting after 5 min
If you do all these things, you will have a Zoom meeting with a defensible boundary that you can eject people from if they behave badly. It\’s the virtual equivalent of a well-run conference with registration, name tags, physical security, and code of conduct enforcement.
- Change Zoom settings: https://zoom.us/profile/setting
- Co-host information: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362603-Host-and-Co-Host-Controls-in-a-Meeting
- Waiting room, remove participants, lock meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005759423-Managing-participants-in-a-meeting
- Blog version of this thread: https://frameshiftconsulting.com/2020/04/02/tips-for-safer-zoom-meetings/