Comparing Collaboration Software

Feature Skype for Business (web conferencing) BB Collaborate (web conferencing) Video Conferencing Voicepoint Google Meet / Hangout Facebook Live
Recording* no** yes yes no yes yes
Intended Use Meetings with participants Webinar with some interaction Meeting with live participants Phone conference Voice/Video Chat Broadcast
Small group work no yes n/a n/a no n/a
File transfer yes yes no no no no
Can define roles: moderator vs participant yes yes no no no automatic
Audio and video options yes yes yes audio only yes video only
IM option yes yes no no yes yes
Screen sharing yes yes yes no yes no
Application sharing- collaboration yes yes no no no no
Connect with those outside of TWU yes yes yes yes yes yes
Play video clips, such as YouTube or LinkedIn Learning no yes, using web tour yes no no no
Requires reservation/ scheduling no no yes*** yes*** no no
Chat yes yes no no yes no+
Whiteboard yes yes no no no no
Polls yes yes no no no no
Leader/moderator/ presenter can mute audience yes yes no no yes automatic
Mobile app available (some limitations) yes yes no no yes yes
How do attendees/participants join? log on via computer or mobile app log on via computer or mobile app go to a specific location go to a specific location Meet App, dial-in, meeting code in Chrome browser, copy and share link access via Facebook page
Maximum attendees/participants join? 250 Classic - 500
Ultra - 250


room capacity room capacity 250 unlimited


* Resources belong to the University. All Skype for Business activity is logged.  

**Not currently available
***Department-managed rooms are scheduled independently

****Also, Google Suite apps offer real-time collaboration including comments and chat

+Requires livestream software (for broadcaster)

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