Compare Options for Hosting a Webinar


What is the best tool for hosting a webinar?


Before selecting a tool to host your next webinar, consider the following:

  • How will you interact with your audience?
  • Do you want a video recording of your webinar?
  • Does your audience have any technology or access barriers?

Your requirements will help determine the best tool for you. For example, each product supports a basic chat functionality, but only WebEx and Zoom offer audience polling. If you would like additional support, schedule a consultation with a Video Service representative by emailing


  • Zoom will be available to the UMN community on April 1, 2019. 
  • Zoom's predecessor, Webex, will be retired on September 2, 2019.