Use Zoom as safely and productively as possible with your Fordham classes and meetings. Please review the following suggestions:
For meeting hosts
If you are the meeting host, be sure to review host controls and meeting settings.
Secure your Zoom meetings
Set guidelines for attendee interaction during the meeting
> Decide ahead of time whether the host or a designated co-host will check the chat window
> Remind attendees to mute microphones when not speaking
> Turn off camera to avoid background distractions
> Indicate whether attendees should unmute themselves to speak or use the "raise hand"
Lock the meeting
> Once the meeting begins, click Participants at the bottom of your Zoom window
> In the pop-up box that appears, select the button that says Lock Meeting
> Now, no new participants can join, even if they have the meeting ID and password
Recording the meeting
> If recording, opt to save the meeting recording to your computer. Anyone with the link can view meetings recorded to the cloud.
For all meeting participants and hosts
> Use your Fordham Google account to login to Zoom
> Update Zoom anytime you are prompted
> Do not share your meeting ID, which is unique to you
> Do not publicly post meeting links
> Beware of Zoom-themed phishing emails
> Screen sharing settings default to host: Enable others to share a screen.
The Virtual Meeting Security and Etiquette page has more suggestions for hosts and participants, including how to set up equipment, look your best for a video meeting, and participate productively.
Read articles posted by the University Information Security Office (UISO) about Zoom's privacy issues and preventing unwanted visitors from entering your meetings or classes.
Every week, Fordham IT hosts a Zoom Q&A webinar where you can get answers on how to use Zoom effectively. Zoom training videos are also available.
Please contact IT Customer Care (see below) if you have general questions about using Zoom. If you have a Zoom security concern, contact the UISO at email@example.com.