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How to Avoid ZoomBombing

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Update as of 3/30/2020 As of March 26th the screen sharing settings within your Zoom account have automatically defaulted to “Only Host.” This setting gives hosts sole permission to share content within their meetings by default. This effectively ends the ZoomBombing threat. If you’d like to give participants screen sharing permission,…
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What is a Zoom Personal Meeting Room? Plus, best practices for using yours

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What is a Personal Meeting Room? Your Personal Meeting Room (PMI) is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for your use.  You can start instant meetings with your PMI or you can schedule a meeting that uses your PMI. Your PMI is ideal to use with people you meet with…
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Using the Zoom outlook plugin to simplify scheduling

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The Zoom outlook plugin will only work with Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2019. Limited Zoom use is accessible with the webmail version. Installing the Zoom Add-In: In Outlook, click FILE in the top left corner. Click Manage Add Ins. Your default web browser will open, and you may be prompted…
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Hosting Advanced Phone-Only Zoom Meetings

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There are times when you need more options than a simple phone-only meeting allows. For instance, you may need to mute participants to limit background noise, or you may need to record the call for a participant who couldn’t attend. Enabling host controls 1. Disable “Join Before Host” Ensure that…
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Hosting Simple Phone-Only Zoom Meetings

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You can create a simple Zoom meeting that works like a conference call. If configured properly, participants can join without waiting on the host. First, Log in to Zoom and schedule a new meeting. Enable the JOIN BEFORE HOST option. Send your participants the following information: Number to dial in…
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Setting Virtual Office Hours with Zoom

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1. Schedule a Zoom meeting with a waiting room Log in to Zoom and click the “Schedule a New Meeting” button. Include “Virtual Office Hours” or something similar in the Topic field.  This is what students will see upon entering the virtual meeting. You may want to add a description…
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Move to WordPress’ New Block Editor (Gutenberg)

This article is for users who have experience editing pages using the classic WordPress editor, and who will be switching to WordPress 5’s new block editor (also known as Gutenberg). What is the block editor, and how is it different from the classic editor? The old classic editor resembles Microsoft…
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