Video Conferencing Recommendations


Comparison Chart

 
FeaturesSkype for BusinessTeamsZoom
Recommended for

Incoming and outgoing phone calls with internal and external parties

  • Chat in your Team or with anyone at KU
  • Meetings with KU colleagues
  • Academic classes
  • Zoom allows for meeting recordings to publish straight to Kaltura (MediaHub). This makes an easy segue to embed recorded videos to your Blackboard course.
  • Meetings with external attendees
  • Polycom conference rooms
Required download

Yes

Yes

Most meeting features can be used through the browser application of Teams. However, for full features including screen sharing, the desktop app must be installed and used.

Yes

Some Zoom meeting features can be used through the browser. However, for full features including screen sharing, the desktop app must be installed and used.

Works on these browsers

Firefox or Chrome

MS Edge or ChromeMS Edge, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome
Can schedule through Outlook

Yes

 

Yes 

To schedule through Outlook, you must first install the desktop app. Meetings created in Outlook are not tied to a specific created Team.

Yes

To schedule through Outlook, you must first install the desktop app.

Can record

Yes

Recording can only be done on a PC.

Yes

Recordings do not automatically store in Kaltura. Recordings are stored in Teams for 20 days.

Yes

Recordings can be set to automatically record to the cloud and be stored in Kaltura.

Number of participants

250

300

10,000 people can be added to a Team. However, 300 is recommended as the meeting attendance cap.

300
Phone bridge availableYesComing soon!Yes
Non-KU attendees can join usingBrowser or phone bridgeDesktop app, mobile app, or through MS Edge or Chrome

Desktop app, mobile app, phone bridge

KU faculty, staff, and students join using

Desktop app, mobile app, or through IE, Firefox or Chrome

Desktop app, mobile app, or through MS Edge or Chrome

Desktop app, mobile app, phone bridge, Polycom

Students can create meetings with full  featuresNoYesNo
More informationSign in to SkypeMicrosoft TeamsZoom Information
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