The features and permissions available during an active Zoom Meeting or Webinar event are determined by the role discrete participants are assigned by the account holder scheduling the meeting. Multiple roles are available for assignment by the account holder once a meeting started, however there can only be one host of a meeting. Use of the below knowledge base articles should help meeting hosts conduct more efficient and effective events.
Zoom Meeting Roles
Meeting hosts have several critical roles that are inherently difficult to manage during a Zoom Meeting session.
- Subject Matter Expert
- Session Manager / Producer
- Attendance Recorder
- Technical Support Expert (For Zoom platform session functions and the technology participants utilize to connect to Zoom Meeting sessions.)
Below are the Zoom Meeting participant and host roles available for assignment by the meeting host. This includes comparison of the meeting event controls available to the host, co-hosts, alternative hosts, and participants.
The individual who schedules the meeting and who has all permissions to manage the individual or recurring meeting.
Assigned during scheduling and can start the meeting in the absence of the Host.
Can only be assigned once the meeting is started.
Meeting Participants have no assigned function role and comprise the audience that the presentation / meeting being conducted by the Host. They may be assigned additional roles as needed to support the meeting, but their interaction is typically limited to interacting with the Host and or other presenters.
Zoom Webinar Roles
Below are the Zoom Webinar participant roles available for assignment by the meeting host. There are multiple roles available for a webinar: host, cohost, panelist, and attendees. The role that you have in the webinar will be designated by the host.
The user who the webinar is scheduled under.
Share many of the controls that hosts have, allowing the co-host to manage the administrative side of the webinar.
Full participants in a webinar.
View-only participants who can be unmuted if the host chooses.
None are identified at this time
Additional related knowledge base articles include:
- Further information regarding Zoom Meeting participant roles may be found at Zoom Meeting Roles
- Further information regarding Zoom Meeting participant roles may be found at Zoom Webinar Roles
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. or by calling 828.251.6540
Use the Zoom Video Communication system knowledge base for Zoom meeting specific support questions or concerns. www.zoom.us/support