Zoom Setup for Teachers

Zoom installation & setup instructions for teachers:  

Additional Settings

These settings are only found on the Zoom website. Please follow these recommended settings for the safety and security of our students and faculty.
** = Settings of particular importance

Go to https://zoom.us/signin and sign in to your Zoom account. You cannot make these changes in the app, you *must* sign in to the Zoom website.
When making these changes, click Save whenever prompted.
Along the left-hand side:
Personal --> Profile
  • Update the Time Zone.
  • Update the Date Format to your preference.
Personal --> Meetings
Along the top of this section: Click on Personal Meeting Room.
Then along the bottom of that section, click on the "Edit this Meeting" button.
  • Meeting Password: Checkmark ON. Type in the ESM-Group-Class Zoom password sent to you via email. **
  • Video Host: ON
  • Video Participant: ON
  • Audio: Computer Audio
  • Meeting Options:
    • Off - Enable join before host **
    • ON - Mute participants upon entry **
    • ON - Enable waiting room **
    • Off - Only authenticated users can join
    • Off - Breakout Room pre-assign
    • Off - Record the meeting automatically
  • Alternative Hosts: [leave this field blank]
Personal --> Webinars
No specific changes here.
Personal --> Recordings
No specific changes here.
Personal --> Settings
Along the top of this section: Click on Meeting.
      Schedule Meeting:
  • Host Video: ON
  • Participants Video: ON
  • Audio Type: Computer Audio
  • Join before host: Off **
  • Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meeting: ON **
  • Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when starting an instant meeting: Off
  • Only authenticated users can join meetings: Off
  • Require a password when scheduling new meetings: ON **
  • Require a password for instant meetings: ON **
  • Require a password for Personal Meeting ID (PMI): ON **
    • Selected: All meetings using PMI
    Password: as set above, with the ESM-Group-Class Zoom password sent to you via email.
  • Embed password in meeting link for one-click join: Off
  • Require password for participants joining by phone: ON
  • Mute participants upon entry: ON **
  • Upcoming meeting reminder: Your preference
      In Meeting (Basic):
  • Require Encryption for 3rd Party Endpoints (H323/SIP): Off
  • Chat: ON
  • Private chat: Off **
  • Auto saving chats: Off
  • Play sound when participants join or leave: ON
    • Selected: Heard by host only
  • File transfer: Off **
  • Feedback to Zoom: Off
  • Display end-of-meeting experience feedback survey: Off
  • Co-host: ON
  • Polling: ON
  • Always show meeting control toolbar: ON
  • Show Zoom windows during screen share: ON
  • Screen sharing: ON
    • Who can share? Host Only **
    • Who can start sharing when someone else is sharing? Host Only
  • Disable desktop/screen share for users: Off
  • Annotation: ON
  • Whiteboard: ON
  • Remote control: Off
  • Nonverbal feedback: ON
  • Allow removed participants to rejoin: ON
  • Allow participants to rename themselves: ON
      In Meeting (Advanced):
  • Breakout room: ON
    • ON Allow host to assign participants to breakout rooms when scheduling
  • Remote support: Off
  • Closed captioning: Off
  • Save Captions: Off
  • Far end camera control: Off **
  • Group HD video: Off
  • Virtual background: Off **
  • Identify guest participants in the meeting/webinar: Off
  • Auto-answer group in chat: Off
  • Only show default email when sending email invites: Off
  • Use HTML format email for Outlook plugin: Off
  • Allow users to select stereo audio in their client settings: ON
  • Allow users to select original sound in their client settings: ON **
  • Waiting room: ON **
    • Choose which participants to place in the waiting room: All participants **
  • Customize the title, logo, and description: Your preference
  • Show a "Join from your browser" link: ON
  • Allow live streaming meetings: Off
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