Using Zoom Rooms standard display layouts

When using Zoom Rooms, there are a variety of video layouts that can be used to enhance the video experience. Not only can you customize your display layout, but you can also change the font size.

In this article we will discuss the following topics:

  • What display layouts are available in Zoom Rooms
    • single screen
    • Dual screen with video only
    • Dual screen with split content
  • How does hiding video participants work in Zoom Rooms?
    • Hide non-video participants
    • Hide your local video

Requirements for using the default Zoom Rooms display layouts

What are the default display layouts available in Zoom Rooms

single screen

The layout of a single screen can be divided into three different types.

  1. Active speaker that can be controlled remotely.
  2. A video thumbnail of an active speaker is shared along with the shared content.
  3. Check out the gallery view to see all participants, including yourself, in one place.

Dual screen with video only

  • An active speaker appears on the primary monitor.
    You can see your local video on the secondary monitor.
  • On the primary monitor you can see a gallery view of all participants as well as yourself.
    An active speaker appears on the secondary monitor.

Dual screen with split content

  • The primary monitor shows local video, active speaker, or gallery view depending on your selection.
    Content shared on the secondary monitor is always displayed on the secondary monitor.

How does hiding video participants work in Zoom Rooms?

Hide non-video participants

Video panels for the following participants were automatically hidden by the system:

  1. A user with no video or a user whose video is disabled cannot see a video.
  2. Phone users can dial into a meeting by dialing into the conference line.
  3. Users can share via share.zoom.us when using the service.

A pop-up notification is displayed in the upper right corner of the primary monitor when the user is in the gallery view and identifies them by their caller ID (e.g. speaking 123-123-1234 etc.).

For participants dialing in by phone, a phone icon is displayed when the active speaker view is in active speaker mode.

Hide your local video

Follow these steps to hide your local video:

  • The Zoom Rooms iPad controller can be accessed by tapping the Settings button
  • By selecting the Lock Settings switch and entering the passcode, you can lock the settings
  • Hide my local video by checking the Hide my local video option

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