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Zoom feature enhancements improve meeting security, polls

From: Division of Information Technology

The following Zoom meeting features were enhanced during the winter break.


  • Zoom has a new default security setting that ensures hosts protect their meetings with at least one of the following options: waiting rooms, passcodes, or only authenticated users can join. This setting has been activated for all Virginia Tech Zoom accounts.
  • Previously scheduled meetings without any of the security options selected now have the waiting room activated. Hosts can select another security option by editing meeting settings.


  • Meeting and webinar hosts now have the option to download the full poll results when the poll has ended, rather than waiting until the end of the event.
  • Hosts and co-hosts using the web client can now launch and edit polls.
  • Zoom cloud recordings now include poll results.

Additional Kaltura, Canvas, and Zoom feature updates were added at the end of the fall semester.

For more information, review the best practices for securing Zoom meetings and the 4Help Knowledge Base. Additional guidance is available from Zoom.

Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies, a unit of the Division of Information Technology, is the service provider for Zoom at Virginia Tech. For assistance with Zoom settings, contact