Each user connected to a video conference is assigned a role that determines their level of control over the meeting.
For more information, see Zoom's documentation.
Zoom offers several roles:
- Participants - Most meeting attendees (including students) will be participants. This is a person who was invited to the meeting, can see other meeting participants, share content (if allowed by the moderator), and see call details. Most students in a class will be participants.
- Host - This is the person who scheduled the meeting and has full access to meeting controls. Each Zoom meeting can have only one host, which is typically a faculty member (in the case of remote instruction).
- Co-hosts - A person in the co-host role has some (but not all) access to meeting controls and can help manage participants. Co-hosts cannot start a meeting.
Note: See specific Host and Co-host controls here.