Setting up a Zoom meeting with webinar-like features

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Issues/Questions

  • How do I configure a Zoom meeting  to make it similar to a Zoom webinar?
  • Can I use a Zoom meeting like a webinar?
  • What settings should I use to make a Zoom meeting function like a webinar?

 

Overview

This article covers some setting changes and pointers for leveraging a Zoom Meeting to make it functionally similar to a Zoom Webinar. Often times a Zoom meeting works fine as a de facto webinar, given a few adjustments. Co-Hosts added designated in the meeting have similar roles as Panelists in a webinar. Zoom webinar licenses are limited in quantity at UI because of cost.

For a side-by-side comparison of meeting and webinar features, please see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005474943-Meeting-and-webinar-comparison

 

Setting up a Zoom Meeting as a Webinar

  1. Configure your Zoom account
  2. Schedule Meeting with the suggested settings/options
  3. Start meeting and check the in-meeting settings

 

1. Configure Your Zoom account

You can verify and edit your personal Zoom account settings after you sign in to uidaho.zoom.us. Click Settings from the menu on the left.

  • Settings
    • In Meeting (Basic)
      • Screen Sharing: Enabled
      • Who can share?: Host Only
      • Annotation: Enabled
      • Only the user who is sharing can annotate: Checked
      • Whiteboard: Enabled

 

 

2. Schedule Meeting as a Webinar

  • Schedule a Meeting
    • Registration: Optional
    • Meeting ID: Generate Automatically
    • Security: Waiting room or Passcode : Select security, see https://support.uidaho.edu/TDClient/40/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=1617
    • Video: Host on / Participant off
    • Audio: Both
    •  Meeting Options
      • Enable join before host: Check, if desired
      • Mute participants upon entry: Check
      • Only authenticated users can join: Uncheck if there are participants outside the University of Idaho

 

 

3. Configure In-Meeting Features

  • Check your security settings after starting the meeting. Click the Security button at the bottom of the window
    • Allow participants to
      • Screen Share: unchecked
      • Chat: unchecked
      • Rename Themselves: unchecked
      • Unmute Themselves: unchecked

 

 

 

  • Designate your Co-Hosts
    • Hover over a user's video (or their name in the Participants list)
    • Choose More
    • Click Make Co-Host
    • Note: This is where you can mute a participant, remove a participant and more

 

 

Details

Article ID: 1719
Created
Tue 8/25/20 10:25 AM
Modified
Wed 8/26/20 2:27 PM