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Several people physically in same room each on own device


Hi there. I am unexpectedly unable to travel next week, and have to give a course remotely. In order to see the participants, is it possible for all 30 of them who will physically in the same room to join the meeting on their own devices via my Zoom link, and mute themselves as I will also be projected on big screen, or will this create audio feedback on the connections? I don't think the hotel conference room they will be in has a videoconference system that would enable me to see the room, and I am looking for a way that basically I have to teach while only really talking to myself and not being able to see the room at all. Thanks for any feedback you are able to give. 


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi @FrancesHJ 

Yes, its possible for all the in-person attendees to be in the Zoom Meeting on the personal devices, but you are also correct that this can cause issues with audio. To avoid these issues, I'd recommend they each use headphones to isolate the audio coming out of the meeting, and only unmute themselves when they have something to say, otherwise everyone's mic will pick up their voice at the same time. 


Hope that helps and please make sure to mark the solution as accepted if this information is what you needed.


Aside from the potential audio issue, I would be concerned about having that many people trying to connect to a local wifi access point using audio and video. Have you confirmed with your local IT staff that your network can deal with this amount of bandwidth?