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Zoom Tips are specific to UNC Lineberger Zoom account holders. These articles will have some helpful tips regarding how to make the most effective use of UNC Zoom accounts. If you have questions about Zoom, or would like to schedule a Zoom training, please contact our UNC Cancer Network team at or 919-445-1000. We also have a page available for Lineberger Zoom users.



In my November Zoom tips, I reminded Lineberger Zoom users how to be sure to log in with their UNC Zoom accounts. This month, I would like to share information about how to invite someone to a Zoom meeting as an Alternative Host. While in most cases, it is not necessary to invite an Alternative Host, sometimes, it will be beneficial. For instance: 

  • You may not actually be at the meeting yourself, and you may want to ensure that a colleague has full rights to administer your Zoom meeting.  
  • You may want to allow someone more administrative rights that a typical invitee would have.  


Please note that in order to invite someone as an alternative host, two things must occur: 


  • You must be logged in with your ONYEN.  
  • The person (or people) you invite, must be invited with email addresses in the following format: (NOT, etc.). 
  • He/she must have a Zoom account which will be created once he/she signs for the first time at (see attached tips).  Doing so will automatically create a Zoom account. 


Please contact the UNC Cancer Network team with any Zoom-related questions at 919-445-1000 or .

In order to access all privileges in your UNC Lineberger Zoom account, please make sure you always sign in at with your ONYEN and ONYEN password. For first-time Zoom users, this will activate your UNC Zoom account. Zoom Pro accounts are free for all UNC faculty, staff, and students.

Please note that there are a few users who have shared mailbox accounts (in addition to their ONYEN accounts) that do not use the link above for. These users will log in (for shared mailboxes, only) with their shared mailbox account names and designated passwords at Shared mailbox accounts are rare and only set up under special circumstances.