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Assigning co-host and alternate host

How to assign roles in Zoom

Assign alternate host | Assign co-host

Note: The roles of alternate host and co-host are only availible if the user's account has it enabled as part of their Zoom license.

The alternate host role

The alternative host can start the meeting on the host's behalf. This user will receive an email notifying them that they've been added as an alternative host, with a link to start the meeting. If this email notification is disabled in the Zoom web portal, the alternative host will not receive an email to start the meeting. In order to assign an attendee as an alternate host, do the following:

Assign alternate host on the desktop client

  • Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  • Click the Schedule icon.
  • Click Advanced Options.
  • In the Alternative Host field, enter the alternative name to search through users. The alternate host's email adress can also be entered.
  • Click Schedule to finish, and open up the calendar you have selected.
  • The alternative host will now receive an email letting them know that they have been added as an alternative host, as long as they have not disabled this email notification in the Zoom web portal. 

Assign alternate host in browser

  • Sign in to the University's Zoom portal.
  • Click Meetings, and select Schedule A Meeting.
  • In the Alternative Host field, enter the alternative host's email address.
  • (Optional) Select the check box to enable Allow alternative hosts to add or edit polls.
  • Click Save to finish.
  • The alternative host will now receive an email letting them know that they have been added as an alternative host, as long as they have not disabled this email notification in the Zoom web portal. 

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The co-host role

The co-host can manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as managing participants or starting/stopping the recording. The host is the only user who can assign a co-host.

Assign an attendee as a co-host

An attendee can only be made a co-host during a meeting. The role cannot be assigned beforehand. There are two ways of assigning the co-host role during a meeting:

Method 1:

  1. Hover over a user's video.
  2. Click the ellipsis icon "..."
  3. Click "Make Co-Host".

Method 2:

  1. Click "Participants" in the meeting controls panel at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Hover over the name of the participant who is going to be a co-host, and click "More".
  3. Click "Make Co-Host".

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