Zoom users often ask what is the difference between a Zoom Meeting and a Zoom Webinar? So we thought it would be a good idea to explain the difference and show when to use each method.
- Meetings are generally smaller collaborative sessions, where both the host and all participants can interact with one another via audio/video and can share their screens. Participants see each other, but individuals can also turn their own cameras and microphones on and off.
- Webinars are designed for large scale events. Only the host and any of the pre-selected panelists can share their video, audio and screen. The webinar attendees can only listen and view what is presented, but cannot talk, turn on their own cameras, or share any content. They can only interact with the host and panelists through the Q&A, chat, and poll features.
The table below lists the features and functionality available for meetings and webinars:
Note: Webinars require a separate license and there is a limited number available for Pace use. Staff or faculty who would like to inquire about a webinar license for departmental use, or who have other questions about Zoom, should contact Educational Media at EdMediaHelp@pace.edu.