Zoom: Add an Alternative Host to a Meeting




How do I add an alternative host to a meeting in U-M Zoom?


You can use the alternative host feature to designate another U-M Zoom user to start your meeting or webinar if you are unable to. (The alternative host cannot be someone outside of U-M. They must have a U-M Zoom account to be an alternative host of a U-M Zoom meeting.) To set an alternative host for your meeting:

  1. Sign in to U-M Zoom.
  2. Click Meetings, and select Schedule a Meeting.
  3. Enter the alternative host's email address in the Alternative Host field at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Save to finish.

Once you assign the individual, they will receive an email notifying them, including a link to start the meeting. The alternative host will need to use the link in the email or have the calendar invite sent to them by the original host (you) and use the join link there. The meeting will not be displayed in the list of upcoming meetings in the desktop client or mobile app for alternative hosts.

You can also give another U-M Zoom user scheduling privileges, which will make them an alternative host for all of your meetings and webinars and allow them to schedule meetings for you. If both you and the user with scheduling privileges have a webinar license, they can also schedule webinars for you.

Additional Information

For instructions on adding alternative hosts other than through the web portal, refer to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/208220166-Alternative-Host

If a host is attending a meeting but needs assistance with managing the meeting, they can assign a co-host during the meeting.

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