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.

BBCU Term

Zoom Term

Definition

Moderator

Host

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.

Presenter

Co-host

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.

NA/Presenter

Alternative Host

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

Participant

Participant/Participation List

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

Session

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.