EAST TENNESSEE ONLINE MEETINGS

Meeting Info CLICK HERE

Short version of how to use Zoom: Click on the meeting link.  Zoom will help you set everything up and take you to the meeting.  More detailed setup info: How to use Zoom Video     You can also dial in with just a phone. See below for phone instructions.

To visit international meetings click here

How to join by dialing in on your phone (no video):

1. Call (408) 638-0968  or  (646) 558-8656  (carrier rates will apply)
2. Enter the meeting ID number, followed by the pound sign, #, when prompted.
3. You will be asked to enter a participant ID.  Press # to skip this.
Full instructions here (scroll to the relevant section)

Anonymity Note: Zoom will show the name that you use to sign up. If you don’t want your last name shown, don’t enter it when you create your account. Alternatively, after you enter a Zoom session you can change your screen name. Just be aware that nothing on the Internet is every truly anonymous.

Zoom Best Practices

FROM AA NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL OFFICE

ZOOM MEETINGS PROTECTING ANONYMITY & DEFAULT SETTINGS

For Zoom users: With the rush to shift to online meetings, many of us did not take time to investigate what this meant to the spiritual foundation of our recovery – namely, anonymity. Now that online meetings are accessible, we want to pass on best practices for protecting anonymity.

These have been curated from the membership and online resources.

The default Zoom settings run counter to AA’s spiritual foundation of anonymity. The meetings are publicly accessible and full names and faces are often displayed. Additionally, by default all Zoom meetings are recorded to the cloud. Turning that feature off is simple, fortunately.

There are other settings in the Meeting subtab that can also be adjusted, such as disallowing remote control of devices, file transfer, data sharing with Zoom, and screen sharing.

Here are some suggested settings for your meeting to use. Please note that most, if not all, of the settings below are not the Zoom default:

Go to: Settings > Recording and click off the Local and Cloud recording features.

In the Zoom Settings section, under the Meeting subtab:

• Require Encryption for Third Party Endpoints

• Disable Auto saving chats

• Disable File transfer

• Disable Feedback to Zoom

• Disable Screen sharing

• Disable desktop/screen share for users

• Disable Remote control

• Allow Virtual background (this is the Zoom default and allows the user to use a virtual background instead of the inside of their apartment, for example)

In the Zoom Settings section, under the Recording subtab:

• Disable Local recording

• Disable Cloud recording

• Disable Automatic recording