With the necessary shift to Zoom instruction during CoVid-19 containment resulting in almost 7,000 Zoom meetings and close to 53,000 participants on the first day of classes yesterday, we are seeing instances of Zoombombing, or individuals joining an open meeting and disrupting the class by sharing their screens.

While support teams explore options to resolve this with the least interruption to teaching and learning needs, course instructors and schedulers can follow one of the two simple steps in the Knowledge Base article linked below to disable screen sharing for participants during Zoom sessions.

https://confluence.esg.wsu.edu/display/KB/Zoom+-+How+to+set+Screen+Share+to+Host+Only

Feedback from students also indicates it would be helpful for instructors and TA’s to:

    • Mute attendees to reduce noise and distractions
    • Ask students to use Chat purely for questions pertinent to the lecture

For further Zoom support, please email zoom.support@wsu.edu.