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ITS Offers Advice to Avoid 'Zoombombing'

04/02/2020

As more and more organizations move to Zoom for virtual meetings and classes, a new form of cyber trolling has emerged called “Zoombombing.”

Zoombombing is when an uninvited participant uses Zoom’s screensharing feature to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes, usually with inappropriate content.

SLU's Information Technology Services (ITS) has tips for avoiding these unwanted disruptions in remote learning classes.

Defeat the Cyber Trolls

To combat this, ITS have worked with Zoom to implement the following security measures within the platform for SLU:

Additional steps you can take to help prevent disruption include:

ITS also strongly recommends that you don’t post links to your Zoom meetings on social media or other public channels where trolls might find them. Instead, provide links directly to intended participants via email, calendar invitations, or your course site in Blackboard or Canvas.

For additional Zoom information, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit Remote Learning page on the SLU website.

If you need assistance with Zoom, or for any other technical support questions, please call the IT Support Desk at 314-977-4000 or email us at helpdesk@slu.edu.