Zoom Waiting Rooms
Increased Security for Your Meetings
There are two key features that enable you to further secure your meetings: Set Up Password and Enable Waiting Room. Set Up Password requires a participant to enter a password to enter the meeting. The Waiting Room feature allows you to control when a participant joins the meeting. These features will help prevent “zoombombing” of your classes. As host, you can admit attendees one by one or all at once.
Protective Zoom Settings
When scheduling a Zoom meeting, the following meeting options are recommended:
Do not publish meeting links and/or passwords on public sites
Require a meeting password
Enable waiting room
Mute participants upon entry
Record the meeting automatically
Start Meeting with Waiting Room
Start your meeting and open the Zoom app when prompted.
As participants join the call, you will see a pop-up message:
(a) To admit a person directly, click Admit.
(b) To see all participants in the waiting room, click See waiting room.
In the waiting room panel, perform one of the following:
(a) Click Admit All to admit all participants.
(b) Click Admit to allow a single participant into the meeting.
(c) Click Remove to remove a single participant from the Zoom meeting.
Managing a Meeting
Once the meeting has started, the waiting room is still active.
If you wish to return a participant to the waiting room:
Click Manage Participants.
In the Participants panel, place your mouse over the name of a person and click More.
Click Put in Waiting Room.
If you wish to remove a participant from the meeting.
Place your mouse over the name of a person and click More.