Google Meet vs Zoom
A variety of web-conferencing platforms are available online. These tools allow users to remotely meet online and most offer video, voice, and text communication. Web-conferencing is useful for distance learning, web interviews, guest speakers in a class or meeting, as well as webinars and trainings. The two main web-conferencing platforms supported by Instructional Technologies at PLU are Google Meet and Zoom. However, if you need help with any other tool, please feel free to reach out for assistance.
Google MeetIntegrated with Google Calendar, Google Meet is a simple, user-friendly web-conferencing tool available to all PLU members. Use Google Meet for straightforward meetings and interviews.
ZoomZoom is a popular web-conferencing platform that has a variety of group collaboration features. It’s a good choice for webinars, trainings, and hosting online team/class meetings.
Basic vs LicensedAll PLU Faculty have a licensed Zoom account, and other PLU members (including students) have a Basic account. The Basic version of Zoom has no time limit for 1-on-1 meetings, but meetings of 3+ users are limited to 40 minutes. The licensed version allows for longer group meetings has other features. PLU has a limited number of Pro licenses, which eligible staff can request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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