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Zoom Best Practices

Ensure that Zoom Client is updated on all your devices to receive latest security patches.​

Latest version as of 10/4/2020: Version 4.6.10 (20033.0407).

Scheduling settings.

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• Ensuring that Zoom client is up to date

• Default setting auto update

• To manually check, click profile

• Then “Check for Updates”

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Invite participants button shifted

Invite participants button shifted

• Ensuring that connection is secure

• When starting or joining a Zoom meeting, always check that there is the green lock Icon at the top left of the screen.

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• Privacy

• New Security Tab in control bar

    1.Lock Meeting

    2.Enable Waiting Room

    3.Participant controls

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1) Lock Meeting


• Ensure that “Lock Meeting“ enabled once ALL participants have joined


• Prevents unauthorized 3rd party joining

(AKA ”Zoom Bombing”)

2) Enable Waiting Room (Waiting Lobby)

• Ensure that enabled

• Participants must be allowed by host to join before meeting starts

• Host can check participant list before

   meeting starts

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3) Participants Control

Host can control if participants can:

   1.Share their screen

   2.Use Chat

   3.Rename themselves

(Recommended to turn off)

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Best Practices When Scheduling Meetings:

Never use personal meeting ID

always generate automatically

(Random meeting ID generated)

Check for meeting password

Disable “Enable Join Before Host”

Enable “Enable waiting room”

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