Roles in a Webinar

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

  Host Co-host Panelist Attendee
Start the broadcast    
Mute/unmute themselves  
Start/stop their own video ✔*  
View attendee list  
Share screen  
Request or give remote control  
Chat ✔*
Save chat  
Ask questions in Q&A      
View All Q&A and respond  
Create or edit polls      
Start polling    
Answer polls     ✔*
Assign someone to enter closed captions      
Enter closed captions ✔* ✔*  
Raise hand    
End webinar for all      

* if allowed by host

Manage participants

  Host Co-host Panelist Attendee
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    
Remove attendees    
Allow attendees to talk    
Assign Co-host Permission      
Put panelist on hold      
Invite others to join webinar



  Host Co-host Panelist Attendee
Record to cloud ✔* ✔*    
Record locally ✔**  

* if the cloud recording module has been purchased.

** if allowed by host