Should I do a Meeting or a Webinar?
If you would like to hold a Q&A, poll, or other type of interaction with a larger audience outside of your main speaker(s), then set your event up as a webinar.
If you would like to have an event where only a single or small group of people will be speaking, and there is no need for moderation, then set your event up as a meeting.
Fill out this form to initiate your Zoom event set up:
NOTE: We can live stream meetings and webinars. If you want to share your event with a large audience, then consider a live stream, but if you want that large audience to be able to interact, a webinar may be your best option.
|Can mute participants microphone, but participants can still unmute themselves.||Can allow mute panelists, but panelists can unmute themselves. Can allow and disallow attendees from sharing microphone and webcam.|
|Participant||Controls own microphone and webcam. Specific to Zoom Meetings||Divided into panelists and attendees in a Webinar|
|Panelist||Doesn’t exist in Meetings||Controls own microphone and webcam. Specific to Zoom Webinars|
|Attendee||Doesn’t exist in Meetings||Specific to Zoom Webinars|
Zoom Resources Guides/PDFs:
Meetings vs Webinars:
How to Lead an Effective Virtual Brainstorm (shared by Sue Aiken)