Mandatory Passcodes for Zoom Meetings on August 31, 2020


Beginning August 31st, 2020, UBC will require all new Zoom meetings to have a passcode enabled for increased security.

Any new meetings that you create as of August 31st will have a passcode automatically enabled and generated. Any meetings that were created before August 31st will not be affected by this change.

Beginning September 27th, 2020, Zoom will enforce a system-wide change by automatically enabling a waiting room for any meetings that do not have a passcode. We therefore recommend that you edit your existing meetings to enable a passcode to avoid having the waiting room automatically enabled on this date.

If you use the Outlook plugin to schedule Zoom meetings and wish to edit your existing meetings to enable a passcode before August 31st, you can view instructions on how to do so here.

UBC has opted to implement its own change on August 31st in order to minimize the potential impact of Zoom’s own change in September, which is typically a very busy time of year for faculty and staff.

For more information on Zoom’s changes, please visit Zoom’s FAQ page.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your appropriate support team.

For all staff and faculty based at UBC Vancouver:

Call: 604-822-7956

For UBC Faculty of Medicine staff and faculty:

Call: 1-877-266-0666

For general information on Zoom at UBC.