Recommended Zoom screen share default settings

Please use these recommended screen sharing settings for your Zoom meetings to reduce “Zoombombing.”

Step 1. Sign into the University's Zoom portal. (This must be done through the main UNR Zoom web page).


Step 2. Click on Settings on the left-hand menu.

Screen clipping of the Screen sharing meeting options located under Settings>In Meeting (Basic). The Screen sharing option is enabled; Who can share is set to “Host Only”; The Disable desktop/screen share for users option is disabled; The Annotation option is disabled; The Whiteboard option is disabled.
[Figure 1] Screen clipping of the Screen sharing meeting options located under “Settings>In Meeting (Basic)”. The Screen sharing option is enabled; Who can share is set to “Host Only”; The Disable desktop/screen share for users option is disabled; The Annotation option is disabled; The Whiteboard option is disabled.

Step 3. Scroll down to the Screen sharing options and make the following selections:

  • Screen sharing: ON
    • Who can share?: Host Only (With this selection you will be able to manually activate screen sharing for participants in a live Zoom call.)
  • Disable desktop/screen share for users: OFF (If you need to allow screen sharing during your Zoom meeting, you can change settings in the live meeting to allow screen sharing).
  • Annotation: OFF (NOTE: Annotation cannot be activated in a live meeting if it is disabled in Settings; This feature can be used by “Zoombombers” to interrupt a meeting.)
  • Whiteboard: OFF (NOTE: Participant Whiteboard cannot be activated in a live meeting if it is disabled in Settings; This feature can be used by “Zoombombers” to interrupt a meeting.)