Videoconference trolling disrupts online meetings and classes with disturbing language or images through screen sharing. As reports of trolling rise, U-M is taking proactive measures to ensure our meetings, classes, and community are protected.
We highly encourage our community to do everything possible to secure their meetings, participants, and data, and recommend the following methods of securing your BlueJeans meetings.
How You Can Secure Your Meetings
- Use a One-Time Meeting ID
Sharing your Meeting ID on social media or other public forums can lead to uninvited attendees joining your session. Using a One-Time Meeting ID ensures that you will not be exposing your Personal Meeting ID to the public, which could expose your other meetings to more unwanted guests. You can find this setting when you set up the invitation.
- Use Passcodes
BlueJeans offers users two types of passcodes: (1) Moderator Passcodes & (2) Participant Passcodes.
- Moderator Passcodes require that the meeting host or a delegate enter a code to start the meeting.
- Participant Passcodes ensure that only attendees with the correct code can join the meeting.
- Watch Who Joins the Meeting
Select an audible alert to announce when an attendee joins and enable entry and exit banners to present the name of the joining attendee. Use the meeting roster to check who is in the videoconference.
- Master the Controls
Expel or drop a participant automatically removes that meeting participant and bans them from rejoining the meeting. Lock a meeting once all of the required individuals are present. Control participant audio and video with mute all and participant-specific controls.
- Leverage Live Meeting Controls for Large Meetings
Delegate responsibilities to another individual who can access all of the meeting controls.
Other suggestions to secure a meeting
- Do not publish meeting URLs in public communication channels
- Remind participants to not share meeting details
For more information about BlueJeans security features, please review the following BlueJeans resources:
- What Makes Working from Home Successful
- Video Conference Security Features
- BlueJeans Network Security and Privacy (technical guide)
For information about compliance requirements and what sensitive data types are permitted with BlueJeans, see Sensitive Data Guide: BlueJeans.