For broadcast-type sessions where there are larger number of participants and which require less interaction (especially for audio & video) between the host and the participants, who are mostly viewing the session, Zoom Webinars and Microsoft Teams Live Events are good options. The section below provides a high-level overview of each of these tools and their features.
Tool Comparison Table
Disclaimer: These tools are cloud-hosted systems and while their use is optional, all usage must comply with Western's Computing, Technology & Information Resources Policy and Data Classification Standards.
An accessible version of this table is available here: http://www.wts.uwo.ca/web_conferencing/webinar_tool_comparison
† Simultaneous Hosting describes the ability to host more than one session concurrently on the same account.
- There is a monetary cost attached to each participant increase. This is available as an add-on license for any Western Zoom account. See the Zoom FAQ for more information.
- Recordings are downloaded locally to the computer of the user who started the recording.
- Authentication is required for Hosts to create and host meetings.
Microsoft Teams Events
- The Presenter must use the Teams Desktop App.
- Recordings are available to be downloaded in the Team for 20 days before being automatically removed.
- Authentication is required for the Producer and Presenter.
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