Compare Web Conferencing Services for Online Meetings

Learn the differences between using Microsoft Teams and Zoom for holding virtual meeting online so that you can choose the right tool for your  needs.

  Microsoft Teams Zoom
Similar Features
  • Screen Sharing
  • Meeting Recording (saved and uploaded directly to Microsoft Stream)
  • Chat message with all participants or in private conversation
  • Schedule meeting directly from Microsoft Teams OR your Outlook calendar (no plugin required)
  • Screen Sharing
  • Meeting Recording (save to the cloud or desktop as MP4 file)
  • Breakout meeting rooms within a meeting for group work
  • Chat message with all participants or in private conversation
  • Schedule meeting from Zoom directly OR from Outlook calendar directly (must install plugin )
Unique Features
  • Integrates holistically with other Office 365 apps and services
  • Integrates with other apps on the market
  • Easily add gifs, memes, emojis  for informal chat conversation
  • Share a video in a meeting with audio (e.g. Youtube or local MP4)
  • Conduct in-meeting polls to stimulate discussion or collect information
  • Meeting transcript capability
  • HIPAA compliant accounts (by arrangement with ITS)
  • Accessibility for hearing impaired (by arrangement with Accessibility Services)
Best used for the following scenarios:
  • Collaboration among St. Thomas members
  • Leveraging chat-based features
  • File sharing and group storage
  • Ongoing communication
  • Class
  • Virtual meetings
  • Webinars
  • Breakout rooms
  • Inviting in remote or guest participants
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Article ID: 97503
Thu 2/6/20 10:08 AM
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St. Thomas offers Zoom and Microsoft Teams that allow you to host virtual audio/video meetings.