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TDSB Online Learning: Google Meet & Zoom Safety Features

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB

Student safety is a priority at the TDSB and we are doing everything we can to ensure the security of all online learning sessions and the safety of students and staff while participating.

All TDSB teachers, principals and vice principals are aware of the necessary measures to take while utilizing Google Meet or Zoom web conferencing tools and implement the following security measures to prevent unwanted persons from entering class meetings:

  • Google Meet: The host/teacher can disable non-TDSB people from entering meetings. They can also disable screen sharing and chat for participants, if necessary.

  • Zoom: The host/teacher can enable waiting rooms and prevent non-TDSB people from entering meetings. There are also several security controls available (e.g. muting, removing participants, etc.) within the meeting itself.

If a teacher and/or class experiences any security issue during a Google Meet or Zoom session, the Principal and IT Services are notified immediately so that the issue can be investigated and support provided. In this time of online learning, we must all remain diligent and continue to work together to ensure the safety of students and staff.