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Remote Meeting Applications

This instruction guide is designed to explain the various benefits and features of each software so that you can make an informed decision as to which would be most useful and beneficial to your needs.



Zoom can support up to 1000 participants. Zoom has built-in collaboration tools like breakout rooms.

Furthermore, Zoom allows for multiple screen sharing, chatting, recorded sessions(which can be stored locally or in the cloud) and secure meetings by enabling waiting rooms, encrypting, and by using password protection. You can share and play videos without uploading. Additionally, Zoom has tools like polling that allows you to keep participants engaged. 

To start a new video call, click schedule a meeting. From there, you will fill out information like enable waiting room, mute all upon entry, require authentication before entering, etc. You can select a day and time as well as schedule recurring meetings. For more specific information, please go to this link from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.