Microsoft Teams and Zoom - Comparison

Feature

Zoom

MS Teams

Location

Zoom.westernu.edu

Go.westernu.edu through

Office 365

Allows WesternU and Non-WesternU Participants

Any email address can be used, even non-WesternU accounts.

 

To Join a Team:

Must have, or be linked to, a Microsoft Exchange Online mailbox, but does not have to be WesternU. 

For Teams Meetings and Live Events

Any email address can join, does not need to be linked to MS account

 

Limited Number of Participants

Up to 300 participants per meeting with a standard user license. WesternU has a few role licenses that allow for a greater number of participants.

Teams live event up to 10,000 attendees

Teams Meeting up to 300 participants

Allows Recording

Yes

Offers variable speed playback of the recording.

Yes

Accepts Participants via Phone Call

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Share Screen

Yes

Yes

Share Documents

Yes

Yes, with ability to collaborate

Closed Captioning

Yes – Requires transcriber in meeting assigned to type

Yes – Automated through Teams, but must be assigned to account by request of user

Breakout Rooms

Yes, controlled by meeting host

Not yet – In development

Usability

Minimal technical knowledge

Minimal technical knowledge, knowledge of Microsoft functionality helpful

Integrations

None

Integrates with Office 365, OneNote, SharePoint, Outlook, etc

Interaction

Zoom meeting must be organized in advance via email, unless other users are already logged into Zoom with the application open

Video calls can begin from any chat within MS Teams, or can be organized in advance via calendar through Teams or Outlook

 

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Article ID: 99988
Created
Wed 3/4/20 3:43 PM
Modified
Thu 1/14/21 1:14 PM

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