Questions and Answers Regarding Online Communication Tools

Does the Bahá’í National Center have any recommendation as to the type of online communication tools we should use in our communities?

No, not at this time. The friends are free to use any tool they feel comfortable with using.

Are there security concerns with Zoom?

With many of us now using Zoom for our online meetings, we need to inform you of a recent FBI alert regarding the possibility of a Zoom meeting being hijacked.

While we hope Zoom is doing their part to protect their application, below are several steps you can take to protect your meetings.

· Set up your meeting as private.

· Set a password to secure your meeting.

· Make sure the host is notified when people join.

· Don’t show or share your meeting ID in social media.

· Ensure your Zoom client is up-to-date.

Please click here for instructions on how to protect your Zoom meeting.

Does the Bahá’í National Center have any type of corporate discounts for online communication tools such as Zoom, WebEx, or GoToMeeting?

Unfortunately, no. The National Center has a few licenses, but we only purchase what we need to keep our expenses to a minimum.

What are some of the recommended ways for communities and Local Spiritual Assemblies to meet online?

While there are a variety of methods suggested by different communities, at this point the National Center is not recommending any particular application.

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