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Zoom Waiting Room Requirement as of Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

Posted: 14:45:16, Friday, Sep 18, 2020   Expiration: 14:45:16, Saturday, Oct 10, 2020  

Beginning Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m., all Zoom sessions will have a required waiting room.

Participants who log into a UMD-hosted Zoom session using a UMD Zoom account will bypass the waiting room. Individuals who do not use a UMD account will be placed in the waiting room and will only have access to the session after being admitted by the host. Students are expected to sign in with their UMD account for all classes. Instructors are strongly discouraged from admitting attendees from the waiting room (even if a name looks like a student in your class), since this can result in Zoombombing. This change is intended to decrease disruption of virtual classes and campus events.

Learn more about Zoom Waiting Rooms

-- UMD Engineering IT: Ayla Hurley

Created: 06:48:42, Friday, Sep 18, 2020 (by Ayla H.)
Updated: 14:50:16, Friday, Sep 18, 2020 (by Ayla H.)