On Zoom event roles and permissions

On Zoom event roles and permissions

As part of OnZoom’s event types, the following roles are available: Host, Alternative Host, Panelist, and Attendee. Hosts and panelists who have not always been invited to the event are welcome to attend, but attendees who want to attend the event must have a ticket. Each role will have a set of tools that will enable them to effectively participate in the event.

There are several roles involved in a webinar event, including:

  • Host
  • Alternative Host
  • Panelist
  • Attendee

The following roles are associated with meetings:

  • Host
  • Alternative Host
  • Attendee


Whenever you are creating an event, you will have the option to select whether you want to host a Webinar or a Meeting event.

Prerequisites for OnZoom event roles and permissions

  • This is the desktop version of Zoom
    • Windows: 5.6.3 or higher
    • macOS: 5.6.3 or higher
  • You must have a Microsoft account for Windows: 5.6.3 or higher

Event roles for OnZoom


An event’s host is the user responsible for scheduling the event. In order to manage a webinar, alternative hosts, or panelists, the Host has access to the full range of permissions available. Only one Host can be assigned to an event.

Hosts have the right to do the following:

  • A collaborative event can be started and stopped at any time
  • By using the tools that are contained within the security shield (located in the meeting controls).
  • Turn on/off panelists’ audio muting and unmuting
  • As well as stopping their video
  • Recording during the event Moderate Attendees
  • Make sure that their audio and video privileges are enabled when they enter
  • A web conference Make sure that their audio and video privileges are enabled
  • As well as responding to chats

Alternative Host

A number of the controls that a Host has are shared by Alternative Hosts, which allows them to manage many aspects of an event from the administrative side.

Alternative Hosts are permitted to do the following:

  • It is recommended that events are started if the host cannot join the event within the designated time frame.
  • Ensure that you are using the security shield tools (under the meeting controls) to do this.
  • Moderators should be able to moderate attendees if needed.
  • At the time of entry, attendees’ access to audio and video should be enabled.
  • The attendees’ audio should be muted and unmuted
  • According to the needs of the chat


Webinar panelists are able to take advantage of tools that will help them to participate more actively during the event.

The following are permitted remarks by the panelists:

  • The Q&A window is open for you to ask questions
  • That you would like to have annotated on the shared screen
  • That you would like to have annotated


The attendees are viewed only during the Webinar event, and the Host controls what they see for the duration of the event. From the Q&A window and the chat service, attendees are able to interact with the Host and Panelists.

Participants of a Meeting are able to share their own audio and video during the event (if the host enables it).