Do not click on strange links in Zoom chat
Always resist the urge to click the links from people you don’t know well or if you suspect that link is not safe.
Do manage screen sharing
Sharing privileges are set to “Host Only” by default. You can verify whether the setting of preventing participants from screen sharing is on, by using the host controls at the bottom of your Zoom window and clicking the arrow next to Share Screen button and then Advanced Sharing Options. Under “Who can share?” choose “Only Host” and close the window.
Do manage annotation
You and the attendees can mark-up contents together using annotations feature during screen sharing. If you do not need this, you should disable participant annotation in the screen sharing controls to prevent participants from annotating on a shared screen and disrupting your meeting or class. You can click More in the screen share controls at the top, select “Disable Attendee annotation“.
Disable private chat
System allows each participant to send messages to each other privately during the meeting. You can restrict the in-meeting chat so as to prevent anyone from sending messages privately to other participants in a meeting or class. At the bottom of the in-meeting Zoom Chat window, click More, and then choose an option for “Allow attendees to chat with” such as No one, Host only or Everyone publicly.
Manage the meeting with new Security Toolbar Icon
The meeting host will now have a “Security” button in their meeting controls, which exposes all of Zoom’s existing in-meeting security controls in one place. It includes some suggested options mentioned above.
Manage your participants
The host can mute all participants. This will keep participants’ microphones, chatter or typing silent. Participants can begin a dialogue only when he or she is unmuted by host. You can enable or disable these options at the bottom of the participants list.
Enable waiting room
Waiting Room feature in our user account is turned on by default. Only host can admit attendees in the waiting room into the live meeting, you can admit attendees one by one, or admit them all at once. It is to ensure that the meetings or classes are attended by the intended students or participants only.
How to admit participants?
Remove unwanted participants
In participants menu, you can mouse over a participant’s name, and several options will appear, including Remove that can allow you to kick someone out of the meeting.