Video Conferencing - Transferring Ownership of Zoom Meetings


Zoom is a versatile video conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. You can host and join Zoom video conferences from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. 

The Zoom Help Center has full instructions on using Zoom. The instructions below are specific to Virginia Tech. To see other Zoom topics, please see Video Conferencing - Holding Zoom Conferences on a PC or Mobile Device.

This article details how to transfer ownership of Zoom Meetings. To transfer ownership of Zoom meetings, you must first be allowed scheduling privilege on the account that the meeting is being transferred to.



Enable Scheduling Permissions

The new person who is taking over the meeting will need to grant the current meeting host scheduling privilege on their Virginia Tech Zoom account.  

  1. Go to the Virginia Tech Zoom Portal and sign in with your Virginia Tech Username (PID) and your password.
  2. Click on the Settings tab.
  3. Navigate to the bottom of the page and you should find the Scheduling Privileges Section.
  4. Add the email address of the person you would like to have Scheduling Privileges and click "Save".

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Transfer Meeting Ownership

The current owner of the Zoom Meeting should follow the directions below to transfer the meeting to the new owner only after they have completed the steps under Enable Scheduling Permissions.

  1. Go to the Virginia Tech Zoom Portal and sign in with your Virginia Tech Username (PID) and your password.
  2. Locate the meeting you want to transfer to the new owner and click Edit.
  3. Change the Schedule for field to the person you are transferring the meeting to and click Save.
  4. The new owner can now log into the Virginia Tech Zoom Portal and manage the meeting as the host.

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Getting Help

For instructions on resolving common issues with Zoom, see: Video Conferencing - Troubleshooting Zoom.

For problems logging into Zoom, contact Virginia Tech 4Help:
  • Go to 4Help, log in with your Virginia Tech Username (PID) and password, and click Get Help.
  • Call 540-231-4357.

For problems using Zoom, contact Zoom Support:

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