Virtual events – technology comparison table

See our Virtual Events section on UniDesk for more information on the technologies below.

Zoom Meetings vs Webinars – comparison

Teams Webinar vs Live Event – comparison (from University of Kent)

Teams meetingZoom MeetingsTeams WebinarZoom
Webinar (1 licence only – contact IC)
Teams Live EventPanopto
Live Streaming
Number of participants2503001,0003,00010,000>1,000
Can attendees interact?YesYesYesQ+AQ+ANo
Share presentation/screen?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Can externals attend?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Can externals present?YesYesYesYesNo
Can meeting be restricted to UoS users?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Record meeting?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Schedule meeting?YesYesYesYesYes
Schedule series of meetings?YesYesYesYesNoNo
Can one person run the meeting?YesYesYesYes, 2
Yes, 2 rec’dYes
Live captions?YesYesYesYesYesNo
Captions on recording?YesYesYesYesYesYes