Choosing a Video Conferencing Tool

Common Meeting Features

Teams, WebEx, and Collaborate 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

Differences in Features

Meeting Features  Teams WebEx  Collaborate 
Max Gallery/Grid view for video feeds 

7x7 (49 attendees) 

5x5 (25 attendees)

2x2 (4 attendees)
*increasing in Q4

Max number of attendees (audio) 300 currently - 1,000 coming in Q4 1,000 250 (500 with advance notice)
Option to Join in Browser

No download required

Must install plug-in

No download required

Breakout rooms No *coming in Q4 No Yes
Closed Captions Autogenerated live captions Manually entered Manually entered
Hosting / Licensing All employees Employees can request a license All instructors in Blackboard 
Release Notes  Teams  WebEx   Collaborate 
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