With the focus of events pivoting to a virtual experience, our expert staff can assist you in planning and preparing your next program.
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As our Information Technology department has stated, a Zoom meeting is, "ideal for hosting collaborative, interactive sessions where participants are able to turn on their video and audio and engage in the meeting. Zoom meetings also offer the ability to break into smaller groups using the breakout room feature. Zoom meetings can also be used for less interactive sessions and more information sharing, especially when the audience is internal. The facilitator can ask participants to turn off their video and audio at the start of the meeting and request that Q&A be handled through the chat."
"All Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students have access to a standard Zoom license that can host up to 300 participants. There are a number of 500-person Zoom meeting licenses available upon request."
In contrast, Zoom webinars "are ideal for large audiences and events that are open to a broad group of attendees. Zoom webinars are more event-based and information sharing with less attendee participation. Participants are divided into panelists and attendees, with only panelists having the ability to appear on-screen or share media. Attendees are typically viewing and can only interact via the Q&A, chat, or polling features."
Unlike Zoom meetings, there are "a limited number of webinar licenses for the campus with one license that can hold up to 1,000 participants. Requests for webinars are handled on a case by case basis."
For more information on Zoom capabilities at Ithaca College, please view the full article shared by IT.