Google Meet or Zoom?
Whether you need to hold a meeting or teach a class, you have options with either Google Meet or Zoom Meetings. Both are effective web conferencing platforms that offer HD video and phone or device audio options.
- Google Meet (Preferred Online Meeting Tool): If you want to hold a meeting online, Meet can be quickly added to a Google Calendar event and integrates directly with all of the G Suite tools in use at Pepperdine. Meet runs on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browsers. Meet is also built into several conference rooms at select campuses.
- Zoom Meetings (Preferred Online Learning Tool): Zoom is a natural choice for teaching classes or facilitating an advanced meeting with polling, recording, and other special features. Zoom works with all major browsers and devices.
|Feature||Google Meet||Zoom Meetings|
|Preferred for...||Online work meetings||Online teaching and learning sessions|
|Number of Participants||250*||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||Yes||Yes|
|Availability||All current students, faculty, staff||All current students, faculty, staff|
*This is normally 100 participants, but Google is temporarily offering up to 250 participants until September 2020.
**Event organizer is able to mute or remove participants.
†The University has adopted the Google Meet standard for conference rooms. Zoom has a different product, called Zoom Rooms, that is not licensed by the University.
^Attached files in Google Calendar invites will be available for all meeting participants to access.