Managing Participants During a Skype for Business Online Meeting or Webinar (Mute Attendees, Hide Attendee List, Promote Attendee to Present and Share, and more..)

Audience: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: Skype for Business
This Information is Intended for: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: February 25, 2016

The participants list allows the organizer of the meeting to mute or unmute attendee microphones, turn off instant messaging, turn off attendee cameras, hide the attendee list, select an attendee to present and share his or her screen and more.

View Participants

To view the participants list, click on Participants in the Conversation Window

Options for Managing a Single Attendee

Right-click on any attendee to: 

  • Mute / Unmute the attendee.
  • Remove the attendee from the meeting.
  • Make the attendee a presenter to share his or her screen.
  • Lock the video spotlight - this turns off all other video other than the person in the spotlight.
  • Pin the attendee to the gallery until unpinned.

Participant Actions

The Participant Actions button provides options that you can implement on all participants at once.  You can:

  1. Mute all attendees' microphones so that you, the organizer, can speak.
  2. Turn off Instant Messaging during your online meeting.
  3. Turn off attendees' video.  This can improve the quality of the broadcast.
  4. Hide attendee names.
  5. Make everyone an attendee to give access to whiteboards and Q & A.
  6. Invite attendees by email.  This will open Outlook.  If your Mail is not in Outlook, then do not use this option.


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