Zoom: Assign Meeting and Webinar Roles

You can share scheduling and in-event hosting privileges with other people in your Zoom events. This is helpful because it lets you focus on presenting, while someone else manages administrative tasks such as muting participants or managing the recording. In the event that you scheduled a meeting that you cannot attend, you can also designate an alternative host. Participants can also be granted Co-Host privileges during in-progress Zoom events. 

The following Zoom support articles contain more information including step-by-step instructions for setting up these roles, along with screenshots.

Setting Alternative Hosts and Scheduling Privileges in UMN Zoom

  • BAA (HCC Zoom, used by the Healthcare Component) and non-BAA (non-HCC Zoom) users can now designate each other as alternative hosts. 
  • Zoom users outside of the university (they are not using a UMN Zoom account) cannot be added as alternative hosts to an event hosted by an UMN user.

Note: Only university Staff, Friend (sponsored account), Department, or Student Org accounts may host webinars.

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