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New Zoom meeting requirements for waiting room or passcode begin Sept. 27

Zoom has implemented a new security requirement: Beginning Sept. 27, you will be required to enable a passcode or a waiting room for all meetings. Here are instructions for setting a passcode and enabling a waiting room.

A few key things to note:

  • If you do not enable a passcode or waiting room by Sept. 27, your account will automatically enable a waiting room.
  • If you set or change your passcode, you must resend invitations for any previously scheduled meetings — meeting attendees will not automatically be notified of your new passcode.
  • If you have already enabled a passcode or waiting room, you’re all set and your settings will remain the same.

For more information, read the detailed FAQs on the Zoom blog.

Zoom learning resources

UCOP has a variety of resources to help you get the most from Zoom!

Live virtual training

UCOP Zoom Fundamentals: If you’re new to Zoom, interested in learning best practices or have troubleshooting questions, consider registering for this live virtual training with UCOP Zoom experts. This course will cover:

  • Passcodes and waiting rooms — including the new security settings outlined in this article
  • Zoom IDs (unique vs. personal room)
  • Setting view options, screen-sharing and co-hosts
  • Locking and recording meetings
  • Creating future polls
  • Troubleshooting

The next session will take place Oct. 9 from 10-11 a.m. PT. Register now.

Live courses hosted by Zoom: Workshops include offerings for new and advanced users. View the schedule and register.

Self-paced resources

Questions? Contact the IT Service Desk via the Service Hub, at or at (510) 987-0457.

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