Setting Roles in a Teams Meeting

Microsoft Teams allows for two roles to choose from when setting up an online meeting. The two roles are Presenter and Attendee. In most situations, you would want to assign your students the attendee role. Students can be changed to a presenter role, on-the-fly, during a meeting should they want to share their screen.

CapabilityOrganizerPresenterAttendee
Speak and share videoxxx
Participate in meeting chatxxx
Share contentxx
Privately view a PowerPoint file shared by someone elsexxx
Take control of someone else’s PowerPoint presentationxx
Mute other participantsxx
Prevent attendees from unmuting themselvesxx
Remove participantsxx
Admit people from the lobbyxx
Change the roles of other participantsxx
Start or stop recordingxx

Follow the step-by-step video guides below to learn how to change these roles. Note: The videos contain no audio.

Change roles Prior to Meeting

video only – no audio

Change Roles During a Meeting

video only – no audio

Change Role of Individual Student

video only – no audio

Learn more about Teams on the Teams Resource Center.


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