Remote Ministry: Zoom


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Zoom Best Practices – Meeting Security

Zoom is a great tool with multiple features to stay connected while we are not able to gather in person.

There are limitations in what Zoom and your web browser will allow with different integrations. This is beneficial to know prior to engaging as it will help your participants understand the capabilities and limitations of the program, their browser, and device.

To utilize all Zoom’s capabilities. It is recommended your participants have downloaded and have the latest version of the Zoom App. This can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store or Google Play. If they do not have the app, they can still participate, but may not have every function available. This is a security measure by Zoom or the web browser of your choice.

Browser versions needed:
  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
  • Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
  • Firefox 49.0 or higher


System Preferences:
Your browser isn’t the only thing that needs to be checked. Always check your system preferences to make sure you’ve allowed your device to utilize audio and video for Zoom.
This is typically housed in the security and privacy settings of system preferences. If you do not see this, search for mic and camera and give Zoom permission to access these tools.



Types of meetings:
1.     Webinars are designed for listening and watching. There may be a time for Q and A.
This is best accomplished either through invitation or integration.
The app is not needed, but always recommended.

2.     Face-to-face
The App is very important in this type of meeting. Without it, a participant will still be able to connect, but features such as breakout rooms, polls, and other interactive options may not be available.


Though this may be frustrating when trying to connect, this is a measure of security. It prevents any organization from accessing your audio and video without your permission.


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Posted on

March 26, 2020