Zoom screen sharing
May 26, 2020 8:33 AM   Subscribe

I set up a recurring Zoom meeting. The next one will happen on Wednesday. At the time I did this the default in my Meeting Settings menu for screen sharing was "host only". However, I now want to enable screen sharing for the Wednesday meeting. If I now go to the Meeting Settings menu and turn off "host only", will this mean that screen sharing will be enabled for all participants in the Wednesday meeting?
posted by storybored to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Are you the host? You can enable screen sharing for everyone by default or the host can, during the meeting, turn on screen sharing for individual participants. I am pretty sure that doing what you did will work out, but worst case you can turn it on literally on the fly if it does not.
posted by jessamyn at 9:47 AM on May 26

Yes, all participants will be able to share their screen. This can get complicated because someone can share a screen and replace someone else's shared screen.

I think in addition to what jessamyn said, you can assign host to individuals in the meeting, who will then have the ability to share their screens one-by-one as you assign that privilege. You can also pre-assign co-hosts. Depending on who is invited, you can control sharing down to pretty fine details.

Security question: did you enable wait room or do you have some other kind of security like a meeting key or password, just to be sure only your invitees are joining?

I know it's later on Wednesday EDT, but hope this helps in time!
posted by Snowishberlin at 12:35 PM on May 27

Thanks Snowisberlin and Jessamyn! Much appreciated. The meeting participant was able to share screens, without my doing anything. So I'm inferring that the "share" setting is a global one.
posted by storybored at 12:15 PM on May 29

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