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Zoom - Comparison of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Zoom Definitions

This document highlights differences in the terminology used with two web conferencing tools: Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Both are enabled in UW-Madison’s instance of Canvas.


Zoom Term




The person who scheduled the Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom meeting. Hosts have full permissions to manage the meeting and there can only be one host of a meeting.



Co-hosts can share most of the controls that hosts have. For example, managing attendees. The host must assign a co-host during the meeting. Co-hosts cannot start meetings.


Alternative Host

Alternative hosts share the same controls as co-hosts, but can also start the meetings.


Participant/Participation List

Users joining your meeting. By default, in a meeting, participants are restricted from sharing their video, screen, and audio. 


Meeting (non-recurring)

Meetings are assigned an ID when they are scheduled. Meeting IDs expire 30 days after the scheduled meeting date, if the meet is not recorded.

Repeat Session

Recurring Meeting

Zoom allows you to schedule meetings with multiple occurrences, so that each occurrence uses the same meeting ID and settings. Recurring meeting IDs expire 365 days after the meeting was last started.

Keywords:zoom canvas bbcu blackboard collaborate ultra bbc glossary   Doc ID:107995
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2020-12-18 15:55 CDTUpdated:2021-01-04 11:16 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison, Zoom
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