Library & IT
Are Cornell library resources available?
How do I get help with Canvas?
Is Zoom secure?
You can enhance the security of your Zoom meeting by choosing protective options. Some of these can be set as the default for all meetings you schedule, some can be chosen when you are scheduling a specific meeting, and some can be used while the meeting is in progress. CIT has created a checklist that faculty, staff and students can use to keep their Zoom meetings secure.
What is Zoombombing and how do I prevent it?
When organizing a Zoom session, it’s important to take steps to prevent unwanted attendees and unwanted behavior, otherwise known as "Zoombombing." Options include setting passwords, limiting who can enter your meeting, restricting what attendees can do during the meeting and not publishing meeting links on websites or social media. Learn how to keep Zoom meetings private and reduce the odds of Zoombombing.
Cornell has configured Zoom's privacy and security settings to reduce the possibility of unknown or unwelcome guests joining a meeting or webinar. For courses, if Zoom is used within Canvas, only Cornell participants with the Zoom link are able to join. If, despite these precautions, someone you don't know shows up in your meeting, you should take it seriously; it’s possible that these incidents may constitute a phishing attempt to obtain confidential information or access to Cornell services. This may, of course, be hard to tell for a large Zoom session.
Where can faculty and staff report Zoombombing and get help with Zoom?
Are there online scams related to the coronavirus that I should be aware of?
Fraudulent (phishing) emails are designed by malicious users to trick you into believing the sender is someone you know or can trust. The email may be forged to look like it came from a Cornell address, and links within messages may unexpectedly direct you to malware sites. Learn how to spot fraudulent emails.
Scammers are also taking advantage of fears surrounding COVID-19 with fake sites promoting products that allegedly prevent or treat the virus, by seeking donations, or offering student-oriented jobs or internships. CIT has advice on how to watch out for coronavirus scams.