As faculty and students turn to Zoom in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, reports of individuals looking to exploit the platform have emerged. Known as “zoom-bombing” or “zoom trolls,” these disruptions occur when an uninvited guest takes over a zoom call and broadcasts inappropriate comments or content.
While zoom-bombings can happen to anyone, the good news is that you can minimize the risk with the right precautions and by enforcing stricter settings on meetings. Faculty who are teaching in Zoom can take a few simple steps to prevent this type of occurrence from disrupting their course meetings. See this blogpost on deterring zoom bombers from Educational Technology Services.