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Zoom question


BrianSS 13 411 40 England
18 Sep 2020 7:12PM
Does anyone use the Wix website.

I regularly update our club "Wix" website and I would like to add a Zoom "Invite link" to our home page.

We do send a email to all club members with a hyperlink for them to click on to take part in the meeting, but I want to put that link on the website so any potential new members could join in.

However when I put the link on the website all it did was link to the actual Zoom website and not to the meeting.

Hope I have made myself clear!
bppowell 18 2.2k 2 England
18 Sep 2020 7:50PM
Take the link from the meeting information list within your account. That works for us.

BrianSS 13 411 40 England
18 Sep 2020 8:17PM
What I want is to be able to click on the invite link so it will take you to the meeting. When I included the invite link on our web site it just took me to the main Zoom web page and not the meeting.
Dave_Canon Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
18 Sep 2020 10:51PM
Is that a good idea anyway? We email the link to all members a few days before including anyone who has indicated they may like to join. We need to know anyway as the upper limit for our Zoom licence is 100.

As a matter of fact I have asked our communications guys to send the meeting ID and passcode as well as the link. The link is convenient, if you happen to use a platform for Zoom which has your emails. At this time, I am using one of the Club's Laptops for Zoom so it does not have my emails.

Dave
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
19 Sep 2020 12:18AM
My practice when using Zoom for meetings, when I am hosting, is to send out the link by email one hour before the appointed time and then a reminder by SMS text message, which also includes the link, about 15 minutes before.

That way if anyone can't get to their computer for any reason they can use a smartphone to join the.meeting.
19 Sep 2020 10:10AM
Brian that doesn't sound like it would include a psssword access- you really need that or you may get “zoombombing”, I don’t think it’s a good idea to add it to a web site - making it public also leaves you vulnerable.
BrianSS 13 411 40 England
19 Sep 2020 12:09PM
Many thanks everyone for your replies. Smile

For my sins I look after the club website and it was our our chairman who asked me to include the invite link on the homepage of the website to attract new members. He does, as "host", send all members an email link for meetings but he thought it might be an idea to include this link.

However, reading the answer by "answersonapostcard" perhaps it's not a good idea!
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2020 9:43AM

Quote:Brian that doesn't sound like it would include a psssword access- you really need that or you may get “zoombombing”, I don’t think it’s a good idea to add it to a web site - making it public also leaves you vulnerable.

I have never known "zoombombing" with camera club meetings - especially if only members by way of an email notification are invited to join.

The biggest challenges are getting around half the membership interested in joining to navigate the relatively straight forward Zoom link invitation, or to log in before the meeting starts.
This second issue can be a problem when "late comers" want to join the meeting after a judge or lecturer has started the evenings presentation.
BrianSS 13 411 40 England
24 Sep 2020 9:47AM
Thanks LenShepherd . . . . . I did wonder about "zoombombing" myself, wondering how anyone could gate crash a meeting without the official Zoom invite.
Dave_Canon Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2020 11:15AM
We ask members to log-in 15 mins before the speaker starts. At our last meeting 66 logged in and they all stayed until the end but it was an exceptionally good presentation. As well as the Chairman, we have a Zoom manager who deals the technical elements of the meeting so any late arrivals should not be a problem (he would immediately mute them). Having attended Zoom meetings and quizzes arranged by other organisations, I cannot recall late arrivals being a problem. Our first speaker of the season invoked a mixed response so about 9 left during the second half. It is very visible as it comes up on the top of the Zoom screen " Fred Bloggs has left the meeting"). This could be rather discouraging for the speaker but, as one member pointed out, getting up from a chair, leaving and slamming the door would be worse.

Dave
BrianSS 13 411 40 England
24 Sep 2020 11:20AM
Thanks Dave Smile
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
26 Sep 2020 8:41PM
If you turn on the Waiting Room facility that reduces the chances of zoombombing to virtually zero. Because you can then see who is trying to join the meeting before they actually join it and you don't have to let in anyone you don't recognise.

I don't use that facility myself though. I think the Zoom meetings likely to be attacked in this way are ones where there are kids attending and other kids just want to cause disruption.

I'd be interested to know if anyone has experienced zoombombing, because I'm pretty relaxed about the possibility.

BrianSS 13 411 40 England
26 Sep 2020 9:12PM
To be honest I had never heard of Zoombombing!
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
26 Sep 2020 9:15PM

Quote:To be honest I had never heard of Zoombombing!


It's where an unauthorised person interrupts a Zoom meeting, often to display graphic pornographic images or similar.

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