|Host Video||Host webcam starts when they join the meeting.||Host webcam must be turned on by the host.||Recommend: On|
|Participant Video||Participant webcam starts when they join the meeting.||Host has to allow participant to activate their webcam.||Recommend: On|
Recommend: Telephone and Computer Audio
|Join before host||Allows participants to join the meeting early if the host hasn't arrived yet.||Only allows participants to join once the host has joined the meeting.|
This will allow participants to join early and should probably be on for most meetings.
|Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meeting||Uses the PMI and means any meeting you schedule will use your personal room.||Allows the user to schedule meetings without using their personal room.|
|Mute participants upon entry||Mutes participant mic upon joining, must request host permission to speak.||Enables participant mic when they join, allowing them to speak freely.|
Useful for preventing interruptions by participants joining late.
May cause confusion for participants thinking they have a hardware problem.
|Calendar Integration||Allows scheduled Zoom meetings to be saved to your calendar, requires plug-in.||Prevents scheduled Zoom meetings from being saved to your calendar.||Recommend: On|
|Upcoming meeting reminder||Allows the Zoom client to show desktop notifications when you have an upcoming meeting.||Prevents to the Zoom client from showing desktop notifications when you have any upcoming meeting.|
Will pop-up desktop notifications from your Zoom client when a meeting is coming up, probably not necessary if you have already integrated with your calendar.
|Chat||Allows participants to send chat messages that can be read by the entire class.||Prevents participants from sending chat messages to the entire class.||Recommend: On|
|Private Chat||Allows participants to send private chat messages to each other.||Prevents participants from sending private chat messages to each other.||Recommend: On|
|Play sound when participants join or leave||Allows all participants to hear when a participant joins the meeting.||Prevents everyone from hearing when a participant joins the meeting.|
This can additionally be set so that either all participants hear when someone joins or that only the host hears when someone joins.
|File transfer||Allows hosts/participants to share files via the chat interface.||Prevents hosts/participants from sharing files via the chat interface.||Recommend: On|
|Co-host||Allows the host to add or elevate participants to co-hosts in meeting.||Prevents the host from adding or elevating participants to co-host status.||Recommend: On|
|Polling||Allows the host to create surveys to send out to participants.||Disables the polling controls available to the host.||Recommend: On|
|Always show meeting control toolbar||Shows a small toolbar at the bottom of the screen with the meeting tools.||Hides the toolbar, which can be brought up anytime you move your mouse over the main window.||Recommend: On|
|Show Zoom windows during screen share||Causes participant, chat and other windows to appear while sharing your screen.||Hides everything but the screen being shared and the toolbar.||Recommend: On|
|Annotation||Allows participants to use drawing tools to mark up the screen while it is being shared.||Prevents participants from using drawing tools to mark up the screen during screen sharing.||Recommend: On|
|Whiteboard||Allows participants to bring up the whiteboard function and use mark up tools.||Prevents participants from bringing up the whiteboard function.||Recommend: On|
|Remote Control||Allows the person sharing their screen to pass control of the shared screen to others.||Prevents the person sharing their screen from passing control of the shared screen to others.||Recommend: On|
|Nonverbal feedback||Allows participants in a meeting to use emojis and other non-verbal feedback available from the participants panel.||Prevents participants in a meeting from using emojis and other non-verbal feedback available from the participants panel.||Recommend: On|
|Allow removed participants to rejoin||Allows participants removed from a meeting to rejoin later.||Prevents participants removed from a meeting from rejoining.||Recommend: On|
|Breakout room||Allows host to split meeting into separate smaller rooms then bring them back together.||Prevents host from splitting meeting into separate smaller rooms then bring them back together.||Recommend: On|