Zoom: New Security Updates

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Starting, July 19, all Zoom meetings will be required to have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled. Any meeting that does not have either a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled after July 19, Zoom will automatically enable a Waiting Room. Requiring a passcode or waiting room will add another layer of security to your meetings and help reduce Zoom-bombings. 

For meeting attendees, the options will be similar to what they’ve used before. 

  • Joining a meeting with the embedded passcode link:
    when you create or update a meeting to include the passcode, Zoom will automatically embed the passcode within the meeting/webinar links. You will not be prompted to enter the passcode if you access the meeting using the link. 
  • Joining a meeting by manually entering the Meeting ID:
    You will always be prompted by the Zoom app to enter the passcode. 
  • Joining a meeting with a waiting room:
    This allows hosts to control when a participant joins the meeting. The organizer can hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them one-by-one or all at once. 

We encourage everyone to start updating their meetings settings to either include a passcode or enable a waiting room prior to July 19. Learn how to use the waiting room or passcodes for your Zoom meetings. 

  • For more information, view Zoom’s comprehensive FAQ document. 
  • If you require any technical assistance, please contact our IT Support Center online or by calling (305) 348-2284 during our normal working hours (8am – 8pm, Monday through Friday).
  • If you have questions regarding Zoom within Canvas, please contact FIU Canvas Help at (305) 348-3630.  

Sky V. has been rocking the FIU Online Instructional Designer "hat" since 2012. She promotes the use of best pedagogical practices and implementation of diverse forms of technology, yielding a positive online teaching experience for our professors and engaging learning experience for our students. Her areas of expertise include social media, user interface design, Quality Matters, and the Canvas LMS. Since 2019, she has been a Canvas Advocate. Sky is also an Adjunct Instructor with FIU's Marketing and Logistics department.

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