Zoom Safety Tips #3

What a blessing Zoom has been to our Adventist communities to reach people during this time.  Despite the challenges thousands of lives have been touched as many teams have shared His good news through this technology. God Is Good. For those of you who like metrics over the last month we have had;

  • 1,034 hosts
  • 10,633 meetings
  • 150,100 participants in Australia, 20,300 in NZ, 4,030 in New Caledonia, 2,010 in Fiji with people connecting from as far as Brazil, France, USA and the UK
  • 5,889,868 Meeting Minutes
  • Using Windows 35%, Mac 21%, Android 16%, iOS 13%

Zoom 5 Update – Security Enhancements

Most of you will have heard about some security issues with Zoom and while many of the issues could have been avoided with standard best practice (suggestions in Tips#1 and Tips#2 newsletters included below) Zoom have been working frantically to make Zoom more secure.  From this week Zoom version 5 has been released and you are all encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.  Zoom 5 brings enhanced security features including better meeting controls and enhanced encryption.  Most of you will be prompted in Zoom to use the Auto Update feature.  For those users with managed laptops through the Adventist Technology the update will be pushed out automatically.   For those with mobile devices please visit your App store to update.  Here are some details on Zoom 5 directly from their team:  https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html

Manage Screen Sharing

The first rule of Zoom Club: Don’t give up control of your screen. 

You do not want random people in your public event taking control of the screen and sharing unwanted content with the group. By default Screen Sharing is now restricted to the host — if you wish to allow others to screen share during the meeting you as the host can allow screen sharing for others.

To allow others to screen share during a call, using the host controls at the bottom, click the arrow next to Share Screen and then Advanced Sharing Options.

Advanced Sharing Options

Under “Who can share?” the default of “Only Host” can be updated to “All Participants” and then close the window. You can also then reverse this later in the meeting once the need for others to share is finished to prevent others from sharing unexpected content.

Zoom Cheat Sheet

We are keen to help our users with their Zoom questions and after helping many users we have put together a list of the top questions we get asked in the form of a printable PDF for easy reference. Attached you will find the latest version of our Zoom Cheat Sheet. Feel free to print it so its handy for your next Zoom meeting.  A big thanks to Dean and Shaylee for your help in putting this together.

For those of you who are new to Zoom or would like to refresh your memory of previous Zoom tips we have included them below.   If you have any great tips that you think we can share or any stories of how God has used this technology to touch peoples lives please send them in so we can share them with your fellow Adventist Zoomers.

Zoom Safety Tips #1

Zoom Safety Tips #2

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