Customizing Zoom Waiting Rooms

Zoom now offers the ability to customize how waiting rooms are utilized during a Zoom meeting. These new settings allow you to admit Drexel users while leaving participants from outside the University in the waiting room. This will help you secure you Zoom meeting while offering the flexibility to admit non-Drexel participants.

Configuring Zoom Waiting Rooms to Automatically Admit Drexel Participants

  1. Browse to https://drexel.zoom.us.
  2. Select Sign in Standard and sign in through Drexel Connect.
  3. From the menu on the left, select Settings.
  4. Select Security or scroll to that section.
  5. Enable the Waiting room option (set to blue).
  6. Select Edit Options under Waiting Room Options.
  7. Set Who should go in the waiting room? to Users not in your account.
  8. Leave Who can admit participants from the waiting room? set to Host and co-hosts only.
  9. Select Save.

Please Note:

After you have enabled this setting, any meeting you create will automatically have the Waiting Room feature enabled.

Customizing Your Waiting Room

  1. Browse to https://drexel.zoom.us.
  2. Select Sign in Standard and sign in through Drexel Connect.
  3. From the menu on the left, select Settings.
  4. Select Security or scroll to that section.
  5. Under Waiting room, select the pencil icon next to Customize the title, logo, and description.
  6. Customize the various components using the pencil icons and subsequent blue check boxes as desired.
  7. Select Close.