How Do I Host a Meeting?

Schedule Options

Zoom offers multiple options to schedule a meeting:


From the Zoom application, log in and click on the Schedule icon.

Zoom App Schedule Button

Once the Zoom Scheduler is open, you can begin to set-up your future Zoom meeting.

Note: All scheduled meetings may be started by the host at anytime, regardless of the date and time settings.

Zoom App Scheduler Screen



  • Topic: Choose a topic/name for your meeting.
  • When: Select a date and time of your meeting.
  • Time Zone: By default, Zoom will use your computer's time zone setting.
  • Recurring Meeting: Choose if you would like this meeting to reoccur. (The meeting ID will be the same for the recurring meetings.)
  • Video: Default video settings for host and participants.
  • Audio Options: Choose whether to allow users to call in via telephone, VOIP, or both.
  • Meeting Options:
    • Password: To password protect your meeting, select this option. Joining participants will be required to input the password select before joining your scheduled meeting.
    • Enable Join Before Host: Allows participants to join your meeting before you arrive.
    • Use Personal Meeting ID: This will set the Meeting ID for this meeting to the one associated with your profile. To change your Personal Meeting ID, visit your Zoom profile page.
    • Record the meeting automatically: When the meeting begins, a recording of it will be saved on your local computer. Meetings can be recorded as needed through the Zoom application.
  • Calendar: This will add the meeting to the selected calendar.
  • Schedule: Click here to finish. The calendar you selected will open and participants to the meeting can be invited.