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) 300 currently - 1,000 coming in Q4 100
Option to Join in Browser

No download required

No. Zoom app required

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