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How can I mute and un-mute students in Zoom?

One of the frequent pitfalls of video conferences is that at least one remote user will accidentally leave his or her microphone on, drowning out the conversation with background noise. Knowing how to use Zoom’s mute function will help you wrestle back control

To mute or unmute all participants (except yourself)

1. Click on "Manage Participants" in the meeting control toolbar

2. Click the "Mute All" or "Unmute All" button at the bottom of the participants list

To mute or unmute a particular participant

1. Click on "Manage Participants" in the meeting control toolbar

2. Hold your mouse over the name of the participant

3. Click "Mute" or "Unmute"

Note: The first time you manually try to unmute a muted participant, that participant will be asked to either “Unmute now” or “Stay muted.”  The participant will stay muted until he or she clicks “Unmute now.”