Whenever you are planning to run a virtual meeting it is important that you ensure you are doing so as securely as possible. Activities such as sharing open meeting links on social media and giving participants full access permissions when they are in your session make uninvited and disruptive behaviour more likely (a behaviour known as “Zoom Bombing”, regardless of the platform it occurs on).
Just as you can lock doors and windows in your home to help avoid unwanted intruders, you can configure your virtual meeting in such a way that increases their security and reduces their visibility to uninvited guests.
Both the PDLT and the Teaching & Learning Team have put together guidance about their respective webinar platforms to help you use them as securely as possible:
- Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – Avoiding and Resolving “Zoom Bombing” Events
- Zoom – Prevent Zoom Bombing: Secure your meeting (further information will be added to this guide in the coming weeks).
If you have any follow up queries, please contact the relevant team:
- For Blackboard Collaborate Ultra contact the PDLT at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Zoom contact the T&L Team at email@example.com
Post courtesy of
Amy Eyre (PDLT) and Sam Hazeldine (T&L Team).