As teachers have different teaching needs, some of you may want to explore and use other teleconferencing tools besides Zoom for conducting your online lessons. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has acquired campus licenses for both Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Feature Comparison: Zoom and Teams
|No. of Participants||Up to 300 participants||Up to 300 participants|
|Authority to Join||Join via a meeting link /Admitted by Host||Can be password protected|
|A fixed URL for meeting every time||No||Yes|
|Calendar Integrations||Yes, MS Outlook||Yes|
|Host||Set by Meeting Organizer||Host and co-host|
|Video Spotlight||No||Pinned by Host|
|Screen Sharing||One at a time||One at a time|
|Who can share screen||Host (can be more than one)||Controlled by Host|
|Screen sharing using iOS/Android devices||Yes||Yes|
|Integration with HKU Moodle||Yes||Yes|
|Polling||No, recommend to create polling using MS Forms and share the link to participants on MS Teams||Yes|
|Record Meeting||Yes, cloud recording and saved on MS Stream||Yes, cloud recording or local recording|
Reference: Esor Huang; With the permission to translate, edit and share in an English version
How-to Videos on Microsoft Teams and Zoom
We have also prepared step-by-step videos guiding HKU Staff and Students in using the two tools.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at our Whatsapp Hotline (+852 6437-8034 / http://wa.me/85264378034).