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Resources for Emergency Short-Term Teaching & Working Remotely: Zoom & Skype

Using Zoom

Zoom is an application used to conduct meetings on the web. It includes a variety of options such as audio, video, telephone call-in options, chat, non-verbal feedback buttons, etc. It also allows for the recording of sessions so they can be shared afterwards.

Securing Your Zoom Experience


 Enable the Waiting Room setting.

 Limit who you share meeting information with.

 Disable automatic screen sharing for all participants.



 Use your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) to host public meetings.

 Allow participants to automatically share their screen.

 Share meeting links and/or passwords publicly.



 Lock the meeting.

 Require a password.

 Turn off annotation.

 Disable chat/private chat.

 Turn off or limit file transfer.


For more information about securing your Zoom meeting, use the Zoom How-To Guide above or visit:

Using Skype

Skype for Business is an application used to communicate with OSU colleagues on the web via video chat, instant message, or both at the same time. With video chat, Skype allows you to share your screen.