Zoom - Disable Participant Annotation


  • Can I disable a participant's ability to annotate?
  • How do I make it so participants can't annotate during my screen share?
  • Can I disable participant annotation per meeting? For all meetings?


  • Oregon State University
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Student
  • Zoom Host


By default, anyone that joins a Zoom meeting will have the ability to annotate during a screen share. You can disable the ability for participants to share in all of your meetings or on a meeting-by-meeting basis. Below is instructions on how to complete those.


Method 1 - Disable In-Meeting

You can disable participant annotation within a meeting, for only that meeting.

  1. From within your meeting, ensure you've started a share screen
  2. From the bar located at the top of your screen, click "More"
  3. From the drop-down click "Disable Attendee Annotation"

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Method 2 - Disable for All Meetings

You can disable annotation for all of your meetings however, you cannot enable the setting within a meeting if you've completed the following steps.

  1. Sign in to zoom.oregonstate.edu
  2. In the navigation panel on the left, click "Settings"
  3. Scroll down to "Annotation"
  4. Click the blue switch on the right and it will turn grey automatically
  5. Your setting will automatically save

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 104199
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