» Videoconferencing Tool Comparison

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) offers a wide range of videoconferencing options for all faculty, staff, and students to use at no cost. Use our Videoconferencing Tool Comparison to help make a decision about which tool to use based on the set of features you need.
Accelevents Google Meet Teams Meeting Teams Live Event Zoom Basic** Zoom Pro Zoom Webinar***

Usage

Professional Virtual Conferences Best option for students to meet virtually without limitations Staff meetings, day today operations, and training sessions Town Halls and Professional Conferences Alternative method for Student and Staff to meet virtually Preferred method for Faculty delivery of course instruction Limited licensing for end-users

Annotate Screen Share

Yes; Presenter only when using Zoom No No No Yes; presenter and participants Yes; presenter and participants Yes; presenter only
Auto Captioning No yes yes yes yes yes   not available
Breakout Rooms Yes; manual (Workshop session type) No yes No yes yes No
Built-in Polling yes No yes yes yes yes   yes
Chat yes yes yes yes yes yes No
Compatible with High-End Room Systems No No yes yes yes yes yes
Download Recordings yes No yes yes yes yes yes
Max Duration of Meeting or Event No Limit No Limit No Limit 4 hours 40 minutes No Limit 4 hours
PHI Compliant**** No No yes yes No No No
Integrates with Canvas No No No No yes yes No
Max Participants Seen on Screen 16 (Workshop session type) 16 49 (choose Large Gallery View) Active Speaker (Producer Controlled) 49 49 Host and Panelist(s)
Maximum Connections No Limit 250 300 10,000 300 300 500-1000***
Option to Allow Only CU Authenticated Users No yes yes yes yes yes yes
Q&A Option yes No No yes No No yes
Raise Hand Yes; (Workshop session type) No yes yes yes yes yes
Screen Reader Accessible yes Mostly Mostly Mostly Mostly Mostly Mostly
Screen Share Capabilities yes yes yes Producer and Presenter yes yes Host and Co-host Panelist(s)
Virtual Backgrounds Requires 3rd Party Integration (Chromacam) No yes Presenter yes yes Host and Co-host Panelist(s)
Whiteboard yes No yes No yes yes yes
Live Accessibility Captions Requires 3rd Party Integration and Cost (wordly.ai) yes yes yes Requires 3rd Party Integration and Cost (Otter AI) Requires 3rd Party Integration and Cost (Otter AI)

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**Zoom Basic is available for Chapman University all staff and students.
***Zoom Webinars requires additional licensing, contact IS&T for more details.