Security Options for Zoom Meetings – Required Beginning 11/1/2021

October 1, 2021

Security Options for Zoom Meetings – Required Beginning 11/1/2021

To improve the security of UNM Zoom meetings and better protect the privacy of our students and faculty, “Require authentication to join” is now the default when scheduling new meetings.  Many UNM Zoom meetings now require authentication. 

Beginning 11/1/2021, all newly scheduled meetings will require at least one security option.

Previously scheduled meetings that do not have a security option selected will have a waiting room added. Security options can be modified on a per meeting basis as needed. These changes will apply to all meetings including “Personal Meeting Rooms” in your UNM account.

NOTE: These changes apply to meetings scheduled through your UNM Main Campus Zoom account only, not to HSC Zoom accounts 

What does this mean for you?

Please familiarize yourself with the security options and schedule all new meetings with at least one option enabled. Selecting a security option now when scheduling new meetings will eliminate the need to update your meetings later. Take a moment to review (and consider bookmarking for future use) the following instructions:

Security Options when Scheduling a New UNM Zoom meeting, see FastInfo 7892.

Add External Participants to UNM Zoom meetings that Require Authentication, see FastInfo 7897.

Update Security Options on a Previously Scheduled meeting, see FastInfo 7893.

Joining Meetings that Require Authentication:

  • UNM students, faculty, and staff, joining a UNM (non-HSC) Zoom meeting that requires authentication with your UNM NetID as an attendee, see FastInfo 7891.
  • HSC students, faculty and staff, joining a UNM (non-HSC) Zoom meeting that requires authentication with your HSC ID as an attendee, see FastInfo 7894.

Note: HSC instructors who leverage UNM Zoom through UNM Learn must authenticate using their UNM Zoom/Learn (non-HSC) credentials.

For support specific to UNM Learn, including Zoom integrations with UNM Learn, feel free to contact the UNM Learn Support Team 24/7 at 505-277-0857.

For assistance with UNM IT services, please contact UNM IT Customer Support Services at 277-5757. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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