There are multiple roles available for a webinar: host, co-host, panelist, and attendees. The role that you have in the webinar will be designated by the host.
The user who the webinar is scheduled under. They have full permissions to manage the webinar, panelists, and attendees. There can only be one host of a webinar. The host can do things like stop and start the webinar, mute panelists, stop panelists' video, remove attendees from the webinar, and more.
They share many of the controls that hosts have, allowing the co-host to manage the administrative side of the webinar, such as managing attendees or starting/stopping the recording. The host must assign a co-host. Co-hosts cannot start a webinar.
Full participants in a webinar. They can view and send video, screen share, annotate, etc. You must be assigned panelist permissions by the webinar host. The host can also disable some features for panelists, including starting video, sharing your screen, and recording.
View-only participants who can be unmuted if the host chooses. Their view of the webinar is controlled by the host. They can interact with the host and the panelists through the Q&A and the chat.
Participate in Webinar
|Start the broadcast||✔||✔|
|Start/stop their own video||✔||✔||✔*|
|View attendee list||✔||✔||✔|
|Request or give remote control||✔||✔||✔|
|Ask questions in Q&A||✔|
|View All Q&A and respond||✔||✔||✔|
|Create or edit polls||✔|
|Assign someone to enter closed captions||✔|
|Enter closed captions||✔||✔*||✔*|
|End webinar for all||✔|
* if allowed by host
|Mute or unmute attendees||✔||✔|
|Stop panelist's video||✔||✔|
|Ask a panelist to start video||✔||✔|
|Spotlight a Video||✔||✔|
|Promote attendee to panelist||✔||✔|
|Demote from panelist to attendee||✔||✔|
|Change attendees' view||✔||✔|
|Change who attendees can chat with||✔||✔|
|Allow attendees to talk||✔||✔|
|Assign Co-host Permission||✔|
|Put panelist on hold||✔|
|Invite others to join webinar||✔||✔||✔|
|Record to cloud||✔*||✔*|
* if the cloud recording module has been purchased.
** if allowed by host