Zoom will soon be gone!

Alexa Elias

According to https://zoom.us/ Zoom id the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktop, telephones, and room systems. Teachers and students have been using this platform to continue classes online.

But this will change soon. According to https://kfoxtv.com Norma De La Rosa, president of the El Paso Teachers Association said that teachers in EPISD were hacked through the application Zoom in the middle of teaching their online classes. The district said teachers will have to use Microsoft Teams, Schoology, or Web X.

“I do not agree,” English teacher Amanda Diaz said. “Students and teachers are used to Zoom already and it’s a good platform. I also think consistency is the key right now.”

A new Zoom 5.0 update is coming that’s designed to address some of the many complaints that Zoom has faced.

“Apparently some teachers did not set up proper safety nets and inappropriate things happened,” Diaz said. “I also read that Zoom would not provide an anti-child pornography certificate and that Web X would, so that’s why they went with Web X.”

Zoom promised a 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues according to https://www.theverge.com.

“I really love using Zoom. I think it is very user friendly,” biology teacher Miriam Renteria said.

Now that Zoom will soon be restricted Renteria is not happy with the district’s decision.

“I don’t agree, I feel like there are steps you can take to make sure your Zoom meeting is safe,” Renteria said. You can set passwords for meeting and only share the password with the people you decide.”

Now Zoom’s videoconferencing service has become the preferred communications platform for hundreds of millions of people sheltering at home, and reports of its privacy and security troubles have proliferated according to https://economictimes.indiatimes.com

“I do not agree with the district’s decision I believe Zoom is a great tool for teachers and students because it’s very easy to operate and mostly everyone knows how to use it already,” freshman Andrea Nuñez said.

Some students and teachers have started using Microsoft Teams is an application where you can chat, meet, call, and collaborate like Zoom.

“I like teams because it is very similar to zoom, and it has all the features that zoom has, but I prefer to use Zoom because it’s the first app I used,” Freshman Andrea Nuñez said.

Some students like some teachers don’t agree with the district’s decision.

“I prefer Zoom, mainly because I’m already comfortable with Zoom and it’ll take a while to Teams,” freshman Kennyah Dunn said.

Both Teams and Zoom have similar features such as a microphone, chat box, and connecting with more than one person at a time along with many others.

“I don’t agree with the restrictions of Zoom because I feel that it’s helpful and it’s better to communicate with your teacher,” freshman Yenizel Marquez said. “Teams is okay it’s also helpful, but I think it’s easier to use Zoom than Teams.

Due to the coronavirus everyone has to adapt to these changes to be safe.