Zoom: Compare Meetings and Webinars

Compare Zoom Meetings and Webinars to decide which tool is best for your needs.  

 FeatureMeetingsWebinars
Purposes

 Collaborative events

 Lectures, presentations, panel discussions

Number of attendees

 Up to 300

 Up to 500

Who can host?

 All faculty, staff, and students, including those who are in the HCC*.

 Faculty and staff, including those who are in the HCC*.

Who can attend?

 Anyone, including individuals outside of the University.

 Anyone, including individuals outside of the University.

Who can share their screen?

 Any participant

 Only hosts and panelists

Who can share their video?

 Any participant

 Only hosts and panelists

Who can see the other attendees?

 Any participant

 Only hosts and panelists

How can participants ask questions?

 Chat

 Using microphone

 Chat

 Q&A

Is recording available?

 Yes*

 Yes*

Is closed captioning available? Yes Yes
Are breakout rooms available? Yes No
Is file transferring available? Yes No
Are waiting rooms available? Yes No
Where can I learn more?

Meeting help center

Meetings training

Webinar help center

Webinar training


*For employees within the Health Care Component (HCC/BAA accounts):

  • HCC Staff, faculty, departmental and sponsored accounts can record meetings and webinars locally but not to the Zoom cloud. 
  • HCC Students cannot record in Zoom. Neither locally nor to the Zoom cloud.
    • Note: Non-HCC Students can record meetings locally and to the Zoom cloud, but cannot record webinars.