Zoom Tips & Updates

As thZoom Logoe world moves to telework, distance learning and virtual meetings, OneNet is connecting more people than ever through Zoom services. We’ve compiled a few resources to help you as you host or participate in Zoom conferences and webinars.

To get started, Zoom offers tutorial videos to help you use Zoom like a pro. Watch their Getting Started with Zoom YouTube videos.

Zoom is updating their client frequently to address issues and any security concerns. Make sure you have the latest software version by checking for updates frequently. See “Where Do I Download the Latest Version” in the Zoom Help Center for more details.

Prevent Zoom-bombing! As more work moves to Zoom, trolls are now jumping into public Zoom conferences. Here’s how you can prevent Zoom-bombing:
  • Make sure your conferences aren’t public. Either require a meeting password or utilize the waiting room feature to allow in only your guests.
  • Provide the conference link directly to your guests. Do not share conference links on social media.
  • Change the screen sharing option to “Host Only”.
  • Ensure all of your guests are using the updated version of remote access/meeting applications. Zoom made updates in January 2020 to add passwords by default and disable the ability for trolls to randomly scan for meetings to join.
For more information, read Zoom’s blog on “How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event.”