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Conference Platforms Comparison Table

This page provides an at-a-glance comparison of the synchronous meeting applications available at Rutgers University including Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Zoom. To learn more about the features, please review the chart listed below for each application.

For more information concerning the conference platforms features in Canvas, please visit the Canvas website.

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Conference Platforms Comparison Table
Microsoft TeamsCisco WebexZoom
FormatAudio / Video / SharingAudio / Video / SharingAudio / Video / Sharing
Flavors
ChannelMeetingsMeetings
Ad hocEventsWebinars
PrivateTrainingn/a
Maximum attendees
Faculty / staff accounts1,000 meeting / 20,000 webinar1,000 meeting / 3,000 webinar500
Student accounts1,000 meeting / 20,000 webinar1,000 meeting / 3,000 webinar300
Shared/departmental accounts1,000 meeting / 20,000 webinar1,000 meeting / 3,000 webinarComing soon
Devices supported
Desktop/laptop
Mobile/tablets
Phone onlyVC License
Stationary videoconferencing
Features
Cloud recordingNon-HIPAA
Local recording on host device
In-conference chat
Screen sharing
Document / application sharing
Virtual whiteboard shared
Breakout roomsComing soonComing in SeptemberMax 50 (Chromebook: n/a)
In-conference pollingn/a
Maximum users on-screen4920049
Schedule/conduct within LMS
Canvas
Blackboardn/an/an/a
Sakain/an/an/a
Receive invites via email
Office 365
Outlook
Scarletmailn/a
Schedule in calendar
Office 365
Outlook
Scarletmailn/an/a
Storage integrationn/aNon-HIPAA
Security and compliance
Accessibility
Live captioning/transcriptionWebex Assistant✔ (External typing service)
Support
Provider and support siteRU onlyRU and CiscoRU only