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Beware the Zoombomber!

Posted by CTLE Team on Mar 26, 2020

You may have seen the recent Inside Higher Ed article "Zoombombing Attacks Disrupt Classes", but what is “Zoombombing”?

“Zoombombing” happens when an unwelcome guest attends your Zoom meeting or when inappropriate content (audio, video, text in a chat) is shared. You may find yourself wondering, “Is this avoidable?” The answer is yes!

Here are some ways to configure your meeting settings to prevent unwanted guests from attending and unwanted content from being shared.

* Maintain control of your screen. You can determine who can share content in your meeting and when by following these tips.
* Restrict access to your meeting. There are some great suggestions for managing your participants in this blog from Zoom.
* Create a waiting room. Have students enter the meeting through a waiting room. Allow only your students to join. Lock the meeting when students are in the session.

What other challenges are you encountering in the online teaching environment that may not have existed in the face-to-face environment? Share your insights in the Faculty Forum.

As always, the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence is here to help. Contact us:

* Email
* Microsoft Teams Chat 
* Lions SHARE Faculty Forum 
* Team member contact information

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