Update on Zoom Security Changes

September 28, 2020

by UNH IT Staff

Enterprise Technology & Services learned that Zoom will not be updated as previously communicated. However, we are implementing the following changes on Monday, September 28 to provide increased protection and security for Zoom meetings. We are aware of continued “Zoom bombing,” and the changes will address this issue as well as prepare our community for when Zoom will enforce the passcode or waiting room requirement.

After changes are implemented, Zoom will, by default, have a waiting room enabled. Zoom meeting participants will need to log into their institution’s Zoom account before joining a meeting. This will enable users at Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, and the University of New Hampshire to bypass the waiting room and go directly into their meeting. All meeting participants from outside the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) will be placed in a waiting room and require a host or co-host to admit them.

How will this affect students that join meetings from Canvas or Moodle?
Existing course meetings will continue to allow all students to join in the same way they have been joining to date with no action needed.

For other questions, please refer to FAQs on this change.

For individual questions or assistance with any Zoom feature join a Zoom Office Hours session (no registration needed and open to participants from GSC, KSC, PSU, and UNH) or submit an online request.

Other upcoming Zoom training sessions open to participants from GSC, KSC, PSU, and UNH:

Zoom Breakout Rooms
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Zoom: Sharing Recordings with Students in myCourses or Moodle
Friday, October 2, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom Security Settings
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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