How do I get started with Zoom?


If you're new to Zoom, start with the file Zoom Basics.pdf below.

You can also review the UGA Zoom Support Page.

These are some recommended tips for securing your Zoom session:

  • Ensure the Meeting ID is automatically generated and that the meeting has a password.  
  • Do not publicly post the Meeting ID and password. This includes posting to the UGA Master Calendar, which is public. 
  • Use the waiting room function to control when participants can join the meeting. 
  • Designate multiple hosts who will help manage the waiting room and eject participants who disrupt the meeting. 
  • Disable the “join before host” feature and limit screen sharing to the host. 
  • Consider requiring MyID authentication for the meeting, so only those with UGA MyID accounts can attend.
  • Review settings prior to meetings to ensure best practices are in place.

Zoom sessions can be recorded on your local computer, or to the Zoom cloud (usually preferred). Cloud-recorded videos are transferred automatically to your Kaltura account for long term storage, access, and sharing. 


  • Last Updated Jun 27, 2024
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  • Answered By Tom Jones

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