Zoom Meeting Pro vs. Zoom Webinar: What Are the Differences?

K.C. Kourtz Updated by K.C. Kourtz

With so many features and settings, it can be challenging to determine which tool to use for your particular event. The charts below give an overview of Zoom Edu Pro Meeting and Zoom Webinar, as well as a side-by-side comparison of features. If you have any questions, please contact K.C. Kourtz.

Overview and Audience

Zoom Edu Pro Meeting

Zoom Webinar

Overview

  • Best for more interactive sessions
  • Anticipate participation of attendees
  • Want to be able to break participants into smaller groups
  • Best for larger groups
  • Limited attendee participation
  • Good for one-way lectures or presentations

Audience

Smaller groups, classes or trainings

Presentations or one-way lectures

Features 

Feature

Zoom Edu Pro Meeting

Zoom Webinar

Participant roles

Learn more about Meeting Roles.

Learn more about Webinar Roles.

Audio sharing

  • All participants can mute/unmute their own audio
  • Host can mute/request to unmute participants
  • The Host can set all participants to mute upon entry
  • Only the Host and panelists can mute/unmute their own audio
  • Attendees join in listen-only mode
  • The Host can unmute one or more attendees

Video sharing

All participants

Hosts and panelists

Screen sharing

Capacity

Up to 300

Up to 500

Participants list

Visible to all participants

Visible to host and panelist

Chat

Meeting reactions and nonverbal feedback

Only raise hand

Whiteboard

Annotation

Polling

Livestream

Registration

Closed captioning

Recording

disabled for BPS accounts

disabled for BPS accounts

Breakout rooms

unavailable

Waiting room

unavailable

Note: Event is private when in Practice Mode until you go Live.

Require password to join

Language interpretation

How did we do?

How to Live Stream Using Zoom

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