Changes to Zoom Meetings and Webinars


Contributed by Jenna Linskens

As of Thursday, March 26th, Zoom has updated a privacy setting to prevent unwanted guests from interrupting a meeting by initiating intrusive sharing.  

Based on feedback from the Zoom Education community the screen sharing settings within your Zoom account have automatically defaulted to limit screen sharing to “Only Host.”  A meeting host can change this setting as needed to allow others to share their screen during a meeting. Zoom has provided instructions on how to do this in their recent announcement, March 2020 Update to Settings for Education Accounts

Please note that Zoom did not inform us prior to making the change, and they have apologized for any inconvenience that may have caused to users. 

Information Technology has put together a Knowledge Base article on How to Keep Your Zoom Meetings Private. The document includes best practices for protecting your Zoom meetings from unknown guests, changing your screen sharing settings, turning off private chats, and removing unwelcome guests.     

Information Technology is continuing to evaluate Zoom default settings in order to reduce disruption to the campus community.    

For questions or support, please contact the Information Technology Service Desk by email, phone (607)274-1000, or the IT Chat Desk Utility