Cohosts

Because the Cohost role provides privileges similar to the host role, Cohosts can help to improve meeting productivity. If the host is running late or can't attend, a cohost can start and manage the meeting. Cohosts can also assist the host with meeting management, which is useful for larger meetings.

During a meeting, hosts can assign the Cohost role to one or more meeting attendees. The option to assign the role is dimmed for attendees who join from unsupported clients. If the host assigns the Cohost role to invitees while scheduling the meeting, those invitees join the meeting with the Cohost role. During the meeting, the host can assign the cohost role to attendees—even to guest attendees.

Cohosts can perform the following meeting management tasks:

  • Start and host the meeting for you.

  • Mute or unmute some, or all participants.

  • Permit or prevent attendees unmuting themselves after the host or cohost mutes them.

  • Share multimedia.

  • Move attendees to and from the lobby.

  • Expel attendees.

  • Invite and remind attendees.

  • Manage breakout sessions

  • Join breakout sessions to help attendees.

  • End the meeting.

  • Lock or unlock the meeting.

Add Cohosts while Scheduling a Meeting on Your Webex site

When you schedule a meeting from your Cisco Webex site, you can specify cohosts for your meeting.

1

Sign in to your Webex site and go to Meetings > Schedule.

2

On the Schedule a Meeting page, specify the basic options for your meeting.

3

In the Attendees field, add attendees separated by commas or semi colons, and then press Enter.

4

To designate specific attendees as cohosts, select and then Make this attendee a cohost.

5

Enter the rest of the meeting information, and then select Schedule or Start.

In the Scheduling Options, Cohost section, you can choose to automatically make the first person to join the meeting your cohost, if

  • they have a host account on the site,

  • or if they're joining from an authenticated Cisco video device within your organization.

Scheduling options, Cohosts option

Add Cohosts for Your Personal Room Meetings

1

Sign in to your Webex site and go to Preferences > My Personal Room.

2

In the Cohosts section, check Allow cohosts for my Personal Room meetings.

3

Select Let me choose cohosts for my Personal Room meetings, and then enter the email addresses for your cohosts, separated by commas.

Add a Cohost to an Existing Meeting on Your Cisco Webex Site

1

Sign in to your Webex site and go to Meetings.

2

If you don't see your meeting in the list, specify a date range and then select OK.

3

Select the meeting name.

4

In the Who is Invited? section, locate the invitee, mouse-over More, and then select Assign cohost.

More menu, Assign cohost option

Add a Cohost During Your Webex Meeting

During a meeting, hosts can assign the Cohost role to one or more meeting attendees—even to guest attendees.

1

Open the Participants panel and locate the attendee that you want to make a Cohost.

2

Right-click the attendee's name and then select Change Role To > Cohost.


 

The option to assign the role is dimmed for attendees who join from unsupported applications.

Alternately, you can select More options > Make cohost.