Schedule meeting for another person

The alternative host option allows you to schedule meetings and designate another user to start the meeting or webinar if you are unable to.

Note: the alternative host must be another Licensed user on the same account to start the meeting on the host’s behalf (i.e. user with U of C email that has configured their Zoom account).

This user will receive an email notifying them that they’ve been added as an alternative host, with a link to start the meeting. The alternative host will need to use the link in the email or have the calendar invite sent to them by the original host and use the join link there. The meeting will not display in the upcoming meetings list in the desktop client or mobile app for alternative hosts.

1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.

2. Click on the Schedule icon. This will open the scheduler window.

3. Click Advanced Options

4. In the Alternative Host field, enter the alternative name to search through users. You can also enter the alternative host’s email address if their name doesn’t come up.

5. Click Schedule to finish, and open up the calendar you have selected.

6. The alternative host will now receive an email letting them know that they have been added as an alternative host.