Those two features used to have me stumped, excessively, until I did some poke and prodding to figure out precisely what those differences are .
Although both features will bring a speaker to the vanguard, the differences in how that happens are significant. hopefully this brief article will help you in your next meet !
alone a master of ceremonies or Co-host can spotlight person.
Whoever is spotlighted will appear in Speaker View for everyone, even if participants were viewing the touch in Gallery View.
No license is required, either to limelight or to be spotlighted ( spotlit ? ), so be aware at the adjacent touch you attend, you could have the virtual foreground shine on you at any time ! ( In other words, you might want to wait to pick your nose until your television is off. Just sayin ’ … )
Any participant can pin any early player ’ south video recording at any time. No license is required. ( See my caveat above ! )
HOW TO PIN VIDEO:
On a computer, click anywhere in the player ’ mho window.
Then snap “ Pin Video ” in the drop-down menu that appears.
On iPad/iPhone, make indisputable you ’ re in Gallery View, then double-tap on the player you want to pin.
TIP : Pin Video supersedes Spotlight ( AND screensharing ! )
As a host, be aware that participants always have chondritic control over what they see in Zoom .
What are some of the most common reasons for using spotlighting vs. pinning?
As a server ( or co-host ), you may want to spotlight person who ’ second address so everyone can see them .
Participants may be viewing the meeting in Gallery View, or possibly they ’ re in Speaker View, but not everyone is muted, and person is coughing or moving their electric chair, so their video recording keeps popping up, so the person who has the floor is not the one taking up the screen.
Or if in Gallery View, cipher can tell who the speaker is .
once the host or co-host spotlights person, now they are the active speaker, and their window appears big and bold for everyone to see, even if person else coughs or unwittingly ( or intentionally ! ) “ snap up ” the microphone .
now say you ’ re a player. You would preferably look at another windowpane. possibly person on the touch is graphic recording—taking live ocular notes—and sharing them via their video. And you want to watch THAT rather of the loudspeaker or the slides .
Cool ! Just click “ Pin Video ” on that person ’ sulfur window, and nowadays THAT is what you ’ ll go steady, no matter what ’ randomness being spotlighted .
One of my favorite uses for Pin Video, though, is for synergistic activities !
I pair people up and have them pin their partner ’ randomness television, and then it about feels like they ’ re in a room entirely together, even though we ’ re still all in the main Zoom room .
As horde, I can see everyone in Gallery View, but the partners only see each early .
I partake some of my favorites in my Non-Boring virtual Meetings workshops, along with early synergistic activities and essential facilitation tips, so signboard up on the waitlist to get notified of approaching sessions .