Zoom: Hosting and Role Privileges

A guide to Host and Co-Host Rules and Privileges in Zoom Meetings

Host/Co-Host Roles

Hosts are able to assign co-host roles to anyone in the meeting. Co-hosts can help manage the administrative side of the meeting, like managing participants and starting the recording.

Co-hosts cannot:

  • Start the meeting
  • Start closed captioning
  • Start live-streaming
  • End the meeting for all participants
  • Make another participant a co-host
  • Start breakout rooms or move participants to another breakout room
  • Start waiting room (though they are able to add and remove participants from the waiting room)

Making someone a co-host:

  1. Click Participants in the control panel.

    Participant button in Zoom toolbar

  2. Click More next to the participant's name. 

  3. Click Make Co-Host from the drop down menu.

    Participant options drop down menu

Host and Co-Host Controls

Zoom toolbar

    • Mute/Unmute

      • Audio Controls (Click the ^ next to Mute/Unmute): This lets you change the microphone and speaker that Zoom is using on your computer, leave computer audio, and access all audio options.

    • Start/Stop Video

      • Video Controls (Click the ^ next to Start/Stop Video): Select which camera Zoom should use, access the full video controls, and select a Virtual Background.

    • Security: View and enable different security measures like locking the meeting, enabling/disabling screensharing, allowing participants to rename themselves, and other measures.

    • Participants: View your list of meeting participants.

    • Chat: View the chat.

    • Share Screen: Share your screen.

      • NoteWhen you are screensharing, the controls will appear at the top of the screen and you can drag them to another location.
    • Record: Record the meeting.

    • Live Transcript (only available to the host): Turns on the live transcript feature and allows participants to view captions.

    • Breakout Rooms (only available to the host): Open and configure breakout rooms.

    • Reactions: Choose reactions and emojis to share with participants.

    • End Meeting (only available to the host): Ends the meeting for all.

    • Polling (only available to the host): Create, edit, and launch polls. Note: depending on if you are using Mac or Windows, polling may show up in a different spot along the bottom bar.

 

Privileges that Different Zoom User Types Have in a Meeting

Roles

Share Screen

Request/Receive Remote Control

Start Polling

Designate a Co-Host

Set Up Polling

Start/End Breakout Rooms

Start/End Recording

End a Meeting

Meeting owner

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Alternative host

X

X

X

X

Host who is not the meeting owner or alternative host

X

X

X

Co-host

X

X

Participant

X

X



KeywordsHost, Hosting, Host's, Role, Position, Privileges, Zoom   Doc ID128359
OwnerMatthew M.GroupSchool of Information Sciences
Created2023-05-17 11:44:49Updated2024-05-23 15:08:35
SitesUniversity of Illinois School of Information Sciences
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