Google Meet or Zoom?
Whether you need to hold a meeting or teach a class, you have options with either Google Hangouts Meet or Zoom. Both are effective web conferencing platforms that offer HD video and phone or device audio options.
- Google Meet: If you want to hold a meeting online, Meet is quick and easy. It does require either the Chrome or Firefox browser or the Meet app on your mobile. It also integrates with several conference rooms at select campuses.
- Zoom: This is a natural choice for teaching a class or facilitating a robust meeting with polling, recording, and other advanced features. Zoom works with all major browsers and devices.
Compare the two options below.
|Number of Participants||50||300|
|Google Calendar Integration||Yes||Yes, with Chrome Browser Extension|
|ChromeBox Conference Room Enabled||Yes||No|
|In-Conference Text Chat||Yes||Yes|
|In-Conference Private Chat||No||Yes|
|Event Hosting with Participant Roles||No||Yes|
|Availability||All students, faculty, staff||All students, faculty, staff|