UW-Madison Zoom - Meeting and Webinar Add-On Overview

What is a meeting event?

Zoom meetings are ideal for hosting more interactive sessions where you’ll want to have lots of audience participation or break your session into smaller groups.

What is a webinar event?

Think of webinars like a virtual lecture hall or auditorium. Webinars are ideal for large audiences or events that are open to the public. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Though Zoom provides options for you to get more social with your attendees, your average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience.

Participant Limits

300 (up to 1000 *)
add-on license required (up to 1000 *)

Meeting/Webinar comparison

meeting webinar comparison

When to Use Meetings vs. Webinars

How can I host a meeting with more than 300 participants?

If you need to host a meeting with more than 300 participants, the owner of the event will need to request an add-on license. The following add-ons are available for request:

    Meeting 500
    Meeting 1000

How can I host a webinar?

You must have a webinar license assigned to the account hosting the event (NetID or service account) to create a webinar event - see below for steps on how to request this add-on license. The following webinar add-ons are available for request:

    Webinar 500
    Webinar 1000

Important: If you are making a request to assign this add-on to a service account, make sure you the service account has already been licensed for UW-Madison Zoom account.

Is there a cost for these add-on licenses?

No. The cost for these licenses has been included in the full purchase of Zoom for UW-Madison, so you will not need to pay for them. However, there is a limited amount of these licenses available.

How do I request one of these add-on licenses?

Please submit your request using via our Zoom Add-on Request form. Important: you must be logged into your UW-Madison Google account (netid@wisc.edu) to access this form.

The information you provide will be vetted by Zoom leadership for approval.

How can I tell if I have one of these add-on licenses on my account?

  1. Go to https://uwmadison.zoom.us/.
  2. Click Sign In – if prompted to select an account, select the account you want to access.
  3. Go to "Profile" page.
  4. Within the "License Type" section, you should see which add-on licenses are assigned to your account.

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Keywords:uw madison zoom education web portal zoom desktop client login logging in scheduling meetings webinars feature comparison compare settings web conferencing addon add-on add on license limit registrations participants service account netid   Doc ID:106374
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Created:2020-10-05 10:56 CSTUpdated:2021-02-11 08:20 CST
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