MS Teams | Roles of participants

For further information about the differences in permissions, please visit: Team owner, member and guest capabilities in teams

Brightspace user roles in MS Teams team

Roles of participants in MS Teams team are based on the role the user has in Brightspace:

Role in Brightspace course Default role in MS Teams team
Viewer No role
Re-exam student
Member
Student Member
Guest account Guest
Teaching assistant Owner
Lecturer Owner
Course coordinator Owner

Participant roles in MS Teams meeting and their options

Each role has different options available when participating in a meeting via MS Teams. The table below is an overview of them as provided by Microsoft (the developer of the tool):

For more information on Roles in teams and how to change them, please visit: Roles in a Teams meeting

Options in the MS Teams meeting Organiser Presenter Attendee
Can share their webcam and audio ✔️
✔️
✔️
Can participate in meeting chat ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Can share content
✔️
✔️
❌
Can privately view a PowerPoint file shared by someone else
✔️
✔️
✔️
Can take control of someone else's PowerPoint presentation
✔️
✔️
❌
Can mute other participants ✔️
✔️
❌
Can prevent attendees from unmuting themselves ✔️
✔️
❌
Can remove participants ✔️
✔️
❌
Can admit people from the lobby ✔️
✔️
❌
Can change the roles of other participants ✔️
✔️
❌
Can start or stop recording ✔️
✔️
❌

Rights creating an MS Teams meeting

Each role has different options available when creating a meeting via MS Teams. The table below is an overview of them as provided by Microsoft (the developer of the tool):

Rights when creating a Meeting Organiser Presenter Attendee
Meeting options




  • Create a lobby
✔️
❌
❌

         who can be presenter

✔️
❌
❌
Polling with MS Forms


  • Activate MS Forms to use polls during a meeting 
✔️
❌
❌

Rights during an MS Teams meeting

Each role has different options available during a meeting via MS Teams. The table below is an overview of them as provided by Microsoft (the developer of the tool):

Rights during an MS Teams meeting Organiser Presenter Attendee
Breakout rooms 


✔️
❌
❌
✔️
❌
❌
Polling with MS Forms


  • Edit existing poll questions
✔️
✔️
❌
  • Adding new poll questions
✔️
✔️
❌

For further information about MS Teams Meeting, please visit: Web-conferencing tool | MS Teams meeting

You now know about the participant roles and permissions of MS Teams meetings!