While there is a lot of negative media attention being paid to the Zoom conferencing tools, we still recommend using it on campus. Many of the problems being discussed are not unique to Zoom. Problems do exist on other platforms such as Google Meetup, WebEx and Adobe Connect. The biggest problem is open and public meetings. If you prepare your meeting properly, they should be secure and free from the disturbances of Zoom-bombing. Utilizing waiting rooms and passwords will ensure your meetings are secure. Do not share the meeting links on social media. Share them directly with your students via Email or D2L.
Here is a link to resources at Zoom, which I recommend all users review.
Also, if you haven’t already seen it, please take a look at the article I posted last week in The Dome.
For more questions or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk at 888-8340, email to email@example.com or visit http://helpdesk.canisius.edu.
Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, IT User Services