Last updated: October 20, 2022.
Verification was developed to prevent “Zoom-bombing” or uninvited participants joining your sessions. When an instructor adds a learner to the class roster, and shares the meeting ID and passcode, or meeting link, the learner will have to be verified once they enter the class so that other learners can see them.
Learners should only need to be verified once, given that they join using the same method each time they launch Class, I.E., meeting link, meeting ID and passcode, or Class Schedule. If a learner enters Class via the meeting link/meeting ID and passcode, they will only need to be verified the first time they join Class from that device. Learners joining via Class Schedule will need to be signed in and verified the first time they join Class. If learners deviate from either of these workflows, they will have to enter their name to join Class and potentially create duplicate roster entries.
Instructors may select the ‘verify all‘ button on the top to verify users all at once.
Verify all allows Instructors and TAs to verify all users in a class at once from the participant’s list. When selected, all unverified users will be verified and added to the Class Roll with the name they entered; any fields not manually entered will be empty in the roll.
Note: To change a learner’s name, go to the Class Roll in Class Management Tools to edit.
You are able to verify a user manually one at a time as well. On the instructor’s sidebar under Participants, you’ll see the learners’ names with a red icon next to it. Click the blue More button and scroll down to Verify User and then click This person is a new student and click the learners’ name.
You are able to verify learners directly on their image as well. Click the three dots on the top right-hand corner of the learners’ image. Scroll down to Verify User and click the learners’ name.
Once a learner is verified in the class, instructors will not have to re-do this process if the learner enters from the class roster, LTI, or enters the same name when using meeting ID and passcode.