At a Glance

In this guide for faculty and teaching teams, you’ll learn how to allow participants to share their screens during Zoom meetings.

MIT Zoom accounts allow participants to screen share in Zoom meetings by default. However, hosts may update their settings to disallow screen sharing. If you don’t usually allow participant screen sharing, you can enable participant screen sharing during a meeting by following these instructions.

Allow Participants to Share Their Screens on Zoom

  1. In Zoom, click Security in the meeting controls.
    Screenshot of Security in Zoom meeting controls
  2. Under Allow participants to, select Share Screen.
    Screenshot of Zoom Security menu with Share Screen option highlighted
  3. Click on the Options icon (arrow) next to the Screen Share button and click Advanced Sharing Options.
    Screenshot of the meeting control for advanced screen sharing options
  4. Under Who can share, select Only Host or All Participants.
    Screenshot of advanced sharing options in a Zoom meeting