New Zoom Security Settings

New Zoom Security Settings

August 10, 2020

Dear Faculty, 

In preparation for the fall semester, ITS is adjusting Zoom settings to further secure the online classroom environment. These changes provide additional assurance that access to Zoom is available only to invited participants.

Effective August 17, 2020, the following security features will apply to all Zoom meetings scheduled by faculty and students: 

  • All participants must login with their UAlbany Zoom account to join.

  • All meetings will require a password to join.

  • The Waiting Room is automatically enforced for guests and optional for UAlbany participants.

  • Participants cannot join a meeting before the host.

Visit our askIT Knowledgebase for detailed information about: 

Please reiterate the importance of using the UAlbany Zoom account with your students.

If you need assistance with using Zoom for teaching, you may make an appointment to meet with an EdTech professional or contact the ITS Service Desk.

Chris Moore

Associate Director, Educational Technology Services

Information Technology Services