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As the use of Zoom has increased, the platform has become a target for those who wish to disrupt operations.  This disruption – known popularly as ZoomBombing - typically takes the form of strangers entering Zoom meetings, and then sharing their screens or cameras to display lewd or inflammatory content.

In order to minimize the possible effect this could have on classes and meetings at the College of Law, we have put in place a number of settings changes.

Meeting settings

All Zoom meetings hosted by the College of Law have been configured in the following way:

  • Waiting Room
    • Zoom's Waiting Room feature has been enabled for all COL meetings
    • This setting overrides any previously customized user settings
  • Screen sharing
    • Screen sharing is now permitted for meeting hosts only
    • To allow a participant to share their screen, the host must make the participant a co-host
      • Open the Manage Participants panel
      • Click the "More" button which appears when hovering your mouse of a participant's name in the Manage Participants panel
      • Select "Make Co-Host"

What to do if someone attempts to disrupt your meeting

Remove disruptive participant

  • Identify the username of the disruptive participant
    • Username appears
      • In the corner of the user's camera image
      • In the green bar which appears when a user shares their screen
    • Active speakers are identified in the Manage Participants panel
      • Users who are currently transmitting audio will be indicated with a moving green meter in the microphone icon next to their username
      • Users who are sharing their screen will be indicated by a blue screen share icon that appears next to their username
  • Remove user
    • In the Manage Participants panel, move your mouse over the user's name,  then select More > Remove

Zoom's article detailing the phenomenon and best practices to combat it can be viewed at this link.

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