Zoom Security Guidance

Part of the challenge of remote academic and administrative work is the issue of unwelcome guests, often not affiliated with an institution, finding their way into Zoom sessions and other online platforms. This is referred to as “Zoombombing,” after the popular online platform Zoom many of us are using to gather remotely.

In order to mitigate this risk, the following security features will apply to all Zoom meetings scheduled by faculty and students effective August 17, 2020:

  • 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.


Best Practices to Prevent Zoombombing 

ITS is committed to providing you with the tools and services you need to successfully deliver your classes on-line. This includes a safe, protected, and inclusive on-line learning environment for our faculty and students. 

These features can be turned on as needed per meeting: 

Meeting/Class Management: 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please call the ITS Service Desk at 518-442-3700 or submit a Service Desk Request