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eLearning: Streaming Platform Options for Large Events

If you're unsure of where and how to stream your large class or event, browse through the options below to determine which service will best suit your needs.
Video Hosting Platforms
Service Zoom Microsoft Teams YouTube
  • 300 people
  • The capacity can vary between a regular Zoom meeting and a Webinar. For more information, please review this document: Zoom, Meetings vs Webinars
  • Unlimited
Set Up
  • Teams, Hosting a Meeting
  • Invite participants by adding their email addresses or by editing who can attend the meeting through the "Who can bypass the lobby?" setting in the meeting setup screen
  • University licensed
  • Meeting chat
  • Recurring option
  • Participant management
  • Alternative hosts 
  • In-meeting transcriptions
  • University licensed
  • Meeting chat
  • Recurring option
  • Participant management
  • In-meeting transcriptions
  • Comments - turned on or off
  • Chat moderation
  • When scheduling a meeting through the Teams calendar, you can find various templates (like webinar, class, lecture, and more) via drop-down arrow next to "New Meeting"
  • For more information: Microsoft Teams - FAQs
  • Need to set up permission to live stream at least 24 hours in advance
  • This is not a FERPA compliant solution, so be extra cautious with sensitive data
  • For more information: Live stream on YouTube

Alternatively, you can set up a professional event recording through CITL. For more information, please review their website: Event Recording Services.

If you have any questions about the information on this document, please reach out to the Engineering IT's eLearning team at

Keywordsstreaming, video, media, YouTube, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Kaltura   Doc ID134952
OwnerAnya K.GroupEngineering IT
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Created2024-01-23 11:43:33Updated2024-05-08 12:39:54
SitesUniversity of Illinois Engineering IT
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