Zoom Meeting offers four video layouts when no one is screen-sharing. Participants may also pin a video, which lock the video and does not switch when another participants begins to speak.
Active Speaker View
Video Display Layouts
|Active Speaker View
Floating Thumbnail Window
Allows the user to minimize the main Zoom window but keep the video on the top of other open applications. The window can then be moved around the screen, or hid entirely, as needed.
To switch to floating thumbnail view:
- Click on the minimize icon (located at the top-right for Windows, top-left for macOS).
- Once in mini-window view, you can collapse the video by clicking on the arrow on the left side. Click the arrow again to the expand the video thumbnail.
- To close the floating thumbnail window and return to the full Zoom window, click on the arrow on the right side.
Hide Non-Video Participants
When in Gallery View, right-click on any participant that either has their video off or joined by telephone, or click on the three dots at the upper-right corner of the participant box.
- Click 'Hide Non-Video Participants' to hide all participants without video.
- To show non-video participants again, click the 'View' button at the top of your screen and select 'Show Non-Video Participants'.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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