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Old 04-06-2020, 07:55 AM
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For those who use zoom, there are increasing concerns about their lack of security. So, much as I prefer Zoom, guess I'll be using google meet.



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Old 04-06-2020, 09:04 AM
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I read this. It definitely concerns me. Iíve had one meeting with my students on Zoom so far with waiting room and password protections in place. I donít like Google meets since students can continue to meet once the teacher leaves.

My next Zoom meeting with students is on Wednesday. I guess Iíll cross my fingers that all goes well.

Iíve had two staff meetings where there is no waiting room or password protection. Iím glad I turned off my video for those.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:50 AM
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I've been using Zoom for weeks without issue...waiting room and password enabled. Dostrict said we can't anymore, so moved to Google Meets. My second one, a strange person showed up. She was from the district--I found that out during training today when she said she crashed a Meet the night before and I recognized her name from when she crashed my meeting. Google Meets is a huge PITA to schedule. The Zoom issue was a big overrecaction. Meets is not more secure and it is much harder to use! Everything requires an extension or a plug-in.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:21 AM
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Our school put out a no-zoom rule for teaching to our teachers.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:32 AM
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This is easily fixed by not recording your videos. Participants can tell if you're recording, and you can turn off participants' ability to record.


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Old 04-06-2020, 12:17 PM
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But that doesn't fix the "zoombombing" of people hacking into your meeting and exposing students to inappropriate content.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:26 PM
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The zoombombing have been situations where the links are public and the host doesnít have security features set up (like only the host can share their screen). If you have a private link with a password that is only shared with participants, the odds of getting hacked are fairly slim. Iíve used zoom a ton and have never had a problem. My DH who works in IT at a local college uses it regularly and says with proper security settings people shouldnít be worried about using zoom.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:38 PM
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But that doesn't fix the "zoombombing" of people hacking into your meeting and exposing students to inappropriate content.
Nobody is "hacking" into anything. They're following publicly posted links. Think "Wedding Crashers," not "Sneakers."

Just create a private link and require a password. Problem solved.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:51 PM
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I haven’t tried Zoom yet. I want to use it for Easter with the family. For students, we are to use google meet. We haven’t explored it yet because of the issue of students getting back into the meeting room after the teacher leaves.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:59 PM
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Thanks for sharing Suezie. That's exactly what I need. I am a visual learner and do better with step-by-step instructions.


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Old 04-06-2020, 05:08 PM
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We're not allowed to use Zoom in our district, due to these issues. Problems with FERPA, our principal said. Plus, we have a deal with Google.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:11 PM
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I was trying to get on a Zoom meeting this morning. I typed in Bible study and I heard a manís voice. It is a womenís group.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:29 PM
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I believe that both Google and Zoom have solved their problems. Zoom now has a waiting room where you have to approve members before they can participate. Google has you name your meeting, and then make sure you are the last to leave so that your link becomes inactive.

It's all in how the 'leader' or 'teacher' sets up the meeting. Too many people set up a meeting without understanding how it works; that's what allows problems. We all need to do our homework first.
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