Webex Meetings:

Webex meetings are your classic video conferencing tool. Each person is able to share their camera, content, and speak at any time. However, when it comes to sharing content, only one person can share content at a time. You would use Webex meetings for any situation where you want everyone to be able to communicate and share content. Examples might include classes, department meetings, or other group sessions.

Key Features:

  • Each participant can share their camera and content.
  • Everyone is given the ability to speak.
  • Ability to share entire desktop window or select applications
  • Ideal for 100 or less people (though capable of hosting hundreds)
  • Easily schedule via Outlook plugin (Webex Productivity Tools)
  • Anyone with the meeting link can join

Webex Events

If you want to hold an event where only a few select individuals or panelists can speak and share content then this is the best choice. You would use Webex Events if you want to host a virtual conference.

Key Features

  • Only certain individuals / panelists can share their camera and content.
  • Those who aren’t panelists can only view the Webex session.
  • Ideal for hosting virtual conferences (capable of hosting thousands)
  • Easily schedule via Outlook plugin (Webex Productivity Tools)
  • Use the cisco website for advanced options (utoledo.webex.com)
  • User must register for the event before joining
  • Password protected
  • Ability to customize invitation emails and registration form

Zoom Meetings

Zoom meetings are ideal for hosting interactive sessions where you’ll want to have audience participation or break your session into smaller groups.

Zoom Webinars

Webinars are comparable to a virtual lecture hall or auditorium. Webinars are ideal for large audiences or events that are open to the public. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Though Zoom provides options for you to get more social with your attendees, your average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience.