*The overview below is from Zoom’s Roles in a Meeting support page
There are multiple roles available for a meeting: host, co-host, alternative hosts, and participants. The role that you have in a meeting is designated by the host.
- Host: The user that scheduled the meeting. They have full permissions to manage the meeting. There can only be one host of a meeting.
- Co-hosts: Shares most of the controls that hosts have, allowing the co-host to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as managing attendees. The host must assign a co-host during the meeting. Co-hosts cannot start a meeting. If a host needs someone else to start the meeting, they can assign an alternative host.
- Alternative hosts: Shares the same controls as co-hosts, but can also start the meeting. Hosts can assign alternative hosts when they schedule a meeting.
- Basic Participant Management & Participation in Zoom (6 min video)
- Using Zoom for Office Hours and Drop-in Visits (5 min video)
- Assigning TAs as Co-host (PDF)
- Securing a Zoom Meeting in Progress (PDF)
- Enabling and Adding a Co-Host
- Managing Breakout Rooms as a Host or Co-Host
- Muting/Unmuting Meeting Participants
- Recording a Zoom Meeting