I’m getting in touch on behalf of the Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning (https://www.appalachianinstitute.org/), a summer enrichment program for 8-18 year olds based in the southeast of the US. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to run our summer program in-person this year and are developing an online version of our programming. In doing so, we are in need of a secure and easy-to-use video chatting tool, for both the educational and social aspects of our summer camp. We were drawn to Jitsi because it is open-source, end-to-end encrypted, free, and available to use in a browser and without an app. However, before we decide to use Jitsi for our virtual camp this year, we would love to get some feedback from you on the following questions:
- How many school or educational settings use Jitsi, that you are currently aware of?
- What measures does Jitsi have in place to prevent unwanted attendees?
- Can people be kicked out of a Jitsi meeting room?
- Is there a way to prevent unwanted screen recordings?
- Can we enable/disable share screening for some/all participants?
- Can we mute participants?
- Can we block participants?
- How can we help parents understand the safety features and limitations of the platform?
- How do you protect your cloud infrastructure, back-end communications, and service operations?
Lastly, I’ve seen that you offer quick-install packages for creating one’s own Jitsi server on Linux operating systems - do you have any similar quick-install packages for Windows operating systems? I am doing most of the technical set-up and maintenance for our virtual camp site, and I am currently working with a Windows 10 Pro operating system with the Windows Subsystem for Linux installed (Ubuntu). Does this mean I can follow the quick-install instructions for Ubuntu?
Apologies if I’ve missed a post here or in the FAQ that already deals with these questions, and many thanks in advance for any advice or assistance!