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Meeting Use to Replicate a Webinar


This article outlines the process of configuring and managing a Zoom Meeting to replicate Webinar functionality. 

Schedule a Zoom Meeting

A Zoom Meeting can be scheduled with the following settings.


Host: On

Participant: Off

Meeting Options

Mute participants upon entry: Yes 

During the meeting

When the meeting is ongoing, the host can make changes to the following settings. 


Allow participants to unmute themselves: No 

Mute all 

Play enter / exit chime: No 


Participants can chat with: Host only

Allow participants to rename themselves: No


The Zoom Chat function can be used for short questions or participants can enter their “Zoom Name” to identify that they have a question.  The Host will then unmute their microphone for the duration of that specific question and answer. Email or google doc sessions may also be used for Q&A. 

  • Participants can start their video. Assign a co-host(s) during the meeting to help manage participants and chat. 

Resources for assistance or followup questions and concerns.

Contact UNC Asheville's Information Technology IT Service Desk for assistance in implementing the above described services and support.  Email: or by calling 828.251.6445

Contact UNC Asheville's Center for Teaching and Learning unit for pedagogy and teaching strategies regarding this knowledge base article.  Email: or by calling 828.251.6540

Use the Zoom Video Communication system knowledge base for Zoom meeting specific support questions or concerns.

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