Zoom returns to New York City academies after being banned for two weeks

New York City schools have been enthusiastic about using Zoom as their distance learning tool, but the app’s data security, poor encryption and rising abuse forced local authorities to ban the platform two weeks ago,media reported. Now, however, the app is back in New York City.

Zoom returns to New York City academies after being banned for two weeks

It is reported that the app development company for the school to create a customized version of the application to solve the problems previously.

The custom version doesn’t look much different from regular classes, but it only allows you to log in with a username and password from the Ministry of Education. In addition, it will allow classroom hosts to share their screens, prohibit students from inviting others to the classroom, and cannot rejoin if kicked out of the classroom.

For some teachers, however, Zoom’s adjustment could come a little late and not enough. During Zoom’s absence, many professors turned to Google Meet, which is better integrated with the Google education tools they now use.

Teachers in the city can now reuse Zoom while continuing to use other approved apps such as Google Meet or Microsoft Teams.