Video Conferencing: Choosing the Right Tool

Common Meeting Features

Teams and Zoom are college-supported applications that all have the following features:

  • Video / Audio Call
  • Dial-in Option
  • Recording options
  • Meeting chat
  • Screen / Document Sharing
  • Whiteboard
  • Polling
  • Raise hand
  • Meeting lobby/waiting room option
  • Breakout rooms

Differences in Features

Meeting Features  Teams Zoom
Max Gallery/Grid view for video feeds 

7x7 (49 attendees) 

5x5 (25 attendees) or
7x7 (49 attendees) 

Max number of attendees (audio) 1,000 100
Option to Join in Browser

No download required

Zoom app required

Closed Captions Auto-generated live captions When enabled by Host
Hosting / Licensing All employees All instructors 
Release Notes  Teams  Zoom 
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