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Zoom Events roles and permissions Follow

There are multiple roles available for the Zoom Events: Host, Alternative Host, Panelist, and Attendee. Alternative Hosts and Panelists are invited to the event by the Host while Attendees must have a ticket to join an event. Each role has a set of tools they can use during the event to enable participation.

Webinar event roles include:

  • Host
  • Alternative Host
  • Panelist
  • Attendee

Meeting event roles include:

  • Host
  • Alternative Host
  • Attendee

Note: You will select whether you want to host a Webinar event or an Meeting event when you are creating an event

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Prerequisites for Zoom Events roles and permissions

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.6.3 or higher
    • macOS: 5.6.3 or higher
  • Pro, Business, Enterprise, or Education account

Zoom Event roles

Host

The Host is the user who schedules the event. The Host has the full range of available permissions such as managing the webinar, Alternative Hosts, and Panelists. An event can only have one Host.

Hosts have permission to:

  • Start and stop a collaborative event
  • Use the tools in the security shield (located in the meeting controls)
  • Mute and unmute Panelists' audio
  • Stop Panelists' video
  • Moderate Attendees in the event
  • Enable Attendees' audio and video privileges upon entry
  • Mute and unmute Attendees' audio
  • Respond to chats

Alternative Host

Alternative Hosts share many of the controls the Host has, which allows the Alternative Host to manage the administrative side of an event.

Alternative Hosts have permission to:

  • Start events if the Host isn't able to join the event on time.
  • Use the tools in the security shield (located in the meeting controls)
  • Moderate Attendees in the event
  • Enable Attendees' audio and video privileges upon entry
  • Mute and unmute Attendees' audio
  • Respond to chats

Panelist

Panelists have access to tools that allow them to enhance their participation during a Webinar event.

Panelists have permission to:

  • Answer questions in the Q&A window
  • Annotate on shared screens
  • Share their screen

Attendee

During a Webinar event, Attendees are view-only participants, and their view is controlled by the Host. Attendees can interact with the Host and Panelists from the Q&A window and chat.

During an Meeting event, Attendees can share their own audio and video (if enabled by the Host).