- OVERVIEW / getting started
- HOSTING and MANAGING meetings
- RECORDING meetings
- BREAKOUT ROOMS
- SCREEN SHARING
- FACILITATING & creating PARTICIPATION
- Using Google Docs
- Speaker and Gallery View / can’t see everyone?
- SECURITY with Zoom
- SLOW connection
- More relaxed Zoom calls
- Getting round the 40 min limit
- Zoom with CHILDREN – read stories – draw together
- Zoom with the ELDERLY – coffee mornings
- Useful shortcuts
- Your questions answered
- I can provide support for large / important Zoom events
A number of security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom recently [April 2020].
Zoom is safe to use for …
If you’re simply talking with friends and family, Zoom is fine to use. Even running work related meetings where nothing confidential will be discussed would be okay.
So, I use it to discuss web site or database design with clients. To hold online discussion groups. Our local Extinction Rebellion coordinating group meetings.
Zoom is NOT safe for …
Companies looking for a video sharing system for formal company business (when confidential information may easily be discussed, shared or viewed), should use something with a high level of security. Something that Zoom does not have.
If I had to view any confidential client/customer information they hold, I use something more secure.
If you do need something more secure, see the link below or Google something like ‘zoom secure alternatives’ (and check for relatively up to date articles).
This is when uninvited people join a meeting and disrupt it with unwanted and sometimes unpleasant messages and images.
This is VERY unlikely to happen to you. People doing this tend to target high profile meetings, companies etc.
But you can help prevent this by using a password …
It is best to use a password for any meeting you set up. Passwords are now turned on by default for new meetings. This will keep casual eavesdroppers and “zoom bombers” out.
Note: Meeting hosts can still turn the password off before they set up or invite people to a meeting.