How to Enable and Configure Zoom Waiting Rooms with U-M Recommended Settings

Environment

Zoom (U-M Zoom, Zoom for Health at U-M)

Issue

How do I enable and configure a Waiting Room for my Zoom Meetings using the U-M recommended settings?

Resolution

Step 1: Enable Waiting Room on Existing Zoom Meetings

  1. Navigate to https://zoom.umich.edu/meeting and login if prompted
  2. Hover over the Meeting you want to change and click Edit
    NOTE
    : For recurring meetings, click Edit on the next occurrence, then click Edit All Occurrences.
  3. Check the box next to Waiting room in the Security section
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page

Step 2: Configure Waiting Room in Settings

  1. Navigate to https://umich.zoom.us/profile/setting and login if prompted
  2. Make sure Waiting room is turned on; if it is on, it is blue (screen-readers show "true")
  3. Click Edit Options
  4. For Choose which participants to place in the waiting room select Users who are not in your account and not part of the allowed domains
  5. Enter umich.edu in the text box
  6. For Who can admit participants from the waiting room? select Host, co-hosts, and anyone who bypassed the waiting room (only if host and co-hosts are not present)
  7. Click Continue
Note: All users who are not logged in to Zoom will be placed in the Waiting Room.

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