ZOOM advice for everyone
For advice on cameras, microphones, tripods, and much more, see professional photographer Michael Brochstein's recommendations: http://www.michaelbrochstein.com/misc/Videoconferencing_improve.htm
Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements
Coming September 27, 2020
As of September 27, Zoom is requiring all paid accounts to implement either passcodes or waiting rooms.
- Paid accounts are the kinds of accounts that nearly everyone who hosts a Zoom meeting uses.
- Passcodes. If you've been asked to enter a number (in addition to a Meeting ID) to get into a meeting, that's a passcode.
- A password is what meeting hosts use to get into their account.
- If you've been asked to wait until a meeting host lets you in, that's usually a waiting room.
At TeleTefila, we will gradually roll out passcodes.
- Our "click here" links will have the passcodes embedded in them, so most users will experience no change in how they get into our meetings.
- People who dial a phone number to get into our meetings will have to enter the Meeting ID and a passcode.
- People who get in by launching an app will have to enter the Meeting ID and a passcode.
- People who use calendar (.ics) files will need to update them so they include the new passcodes. We'll try to keep you informed so you'll know which events to update.
- We don't expect to use waiting rooms because they impose an additional burden on the meeting host.
- To learn more about the upcoming changes, see the Zoom page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360045009111
There will be glitches, so please be patient with us.
(Later, there will be tech advice for users and for hosts)