Local Government Goes Remote
NEW Zoom to institute new rules aimed at preventing Zoombombing-
Zoom is changing some of its security protocols on its Basic and Pro Zoom accounts to protect users from getting Zoombombed. This kicks-in on April 5. Read Zoom’s statement.
A crash course on Zoom for public meetings
Zoom settings for safe public meetings
Subscribe to a Zoom Pro account and add the Webinar feature ($40 a month.) The Webinar feature allows the meeting host to better manage virtual public meetings by segregating panelists and attendees. Here’s a tutorial.
When video conferences go wrong
Don’t let your public online meeting be Zoombombed! Read this New York Times story and this TechCrunch story to learn how to avoid the trolls. Zoe Miller, Director of Community Engagement at GPCOG, created this guide for how to control participants’ input during Zoom meetings.
Rules and procedure for remote access meetings
The Westbrook City Council has developed excellent rules and procedures.
Zoom for beginners
Craig Freshley of Maine-based Good Group Decisions has created a guide for beginners.
Tips on facilitating a Zoom meeting
The eight types of people we become on Zoom
Are you an unmuted multitasker or a cross-talk screamer? Read here.
Harvard Business Review
Learn the six rules for how to get people to actually participate in virtual meetings.
Facilitators for the Pandemic Response Group
What else is there beside Zoom?
PC Magazine reviews the most popular video conferencing products.
Google has made its video-conferencing software available for free until September. You have to log-in with a Google account. Read this story.