The information below provides a detailed comparison of Microsoft Teams and Zoom features. Please note that new features are regularly released by Microsoft and Zoom and the information provided will be updated regularly to reflect these changes. ICT recommends that you use Microsoft Teams for the delivery of remote teaching sessions.  Find out more by visiting our Microsoft Teams for Teaching and Learning support pages.  If you would like to use Zoom for teaching and learning purposes, please contact your local Ed-tech Team for information on its use in your faculty.  

What does each service offer?

Teams meetings

  • Max number of participants - 300 (or 1000 with extension license)
  • Participants in view when using video - 49
  • Video and audio control
  • Screensharing
  • Multiple presenters
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging capability
  • Restrict access
  • Breakout rooms
  • Integration with CELCAT, Blackboard, Student System (Banner) and the Office 365 apps
  • Live captioning
  • Manage attendees permissions
  • Ability to mute attendees audio
  • Waiting room functionality
  • Attendance reporting
  • Available for use by everyone at the College and fully supported by the ICT Service Desk and local Ed Tech teams

Teams live event

  • Max number of participants: 1000
  • Presenter control of audio and video
  • Presenter controlled screen sharing
  • Multiple presenters
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging capability
  • Restrict access
  • Breakout rooms
  • Integration with CELCAT, Blackboard, Student System (Banner) and the Office 365 apps
  • Live captioning
  • Manage attendees permissions
  • Ability to mute attendees audio
  • Waiting room functionality
  • Attendance reporting
  • Waiting room capability
  • Works with CELCAT and BlackBoard
  • Available to all College members and fully supported by the ICT Service Desk and local Ed Tech teams

Zoom meetings

  • Maximum number of participants: 300
  • Participants in view when using video - 49
  • Video and audio control
  • Screensharing
  • Multiple presenters
  • File sharing
  • Ability to use a password to restrict access
  • Instant messaging capability
  • Restrict access
  • Breakout rooms
  • Manage attendees audio
  • No live captions
  • No integration with Office 365

Zoom webinar

  • Maximum number of participants: 500 or 1000 (depending on license)
  • Participants in view when using video - 49
  • Video and audio control
  • Screensharing
  • Multiple presenters
  • File sharing
  • Ability to use a password to restrict access
  • Instant messaging capability
  • Restrict access
  • Breakout rooms
  • Manage attendees audio
  • No live captions
  • No integration with Office 365