Roles in a Teams Session/Meeting

Microsoft Teams offers three roles for online class sessions and meetings.

  1. The person who created the session/meeting has the Organizer role.
  2. By default, participants joining a session/meeting have the Presenter role with most of the capabilities of the Organizer. Note that a Presenter cannot remove the Organizer from the session or modify Meeting Options for the session.
  3. The Attendee role has just enough capabilities to participate in the session/meeting.

If you as instructor or staff meeting leader have the Organizer role, you can change which participants have which role in your session. The table below details the capabilities of each role.

CAPABILITY

ORGANIZER ROLE

PRESENTER ROLE

ATTENDEE ROLE

Speak and share webcam video

Participate in meeting chat

Share content

 

Privately view a PowerPoint file shared by someone else

Take control of someone else's PowerPoint presentation

 

Mute other participants

 

Remove participants

 

Admit people from the lobby

 

Change the roles of other participants

 

Start or stop recording