Web conferencing tools make it possible to host online meetings, webinars, classes, training, etc. To help you determine what type of conferencing you need, see the definitions below:
- Video Conferencing - provides real-time two-way audio/video communication between two or more locations. Video Conferencing requires specialized equipment on both ends for a successful connection.
- Web Conferencing - provides live audio/video communication between two or more locations to conduct meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. In a web conference, it is common for each participant to sit at their own computer and connect to the web conference via the internet and/or phone.
- Webinar - a specific type of web conference that is typically one-way (speaker to the remote audience with limited remote audience interaction). There can also be a live audience in the room with the presenter of the webinar. This service is only by request and approval.
- Webcast - is essentially "broadcasting" over the internet or streaming. In webcasting, an audio and/or visual content source is distributed simultaneously to multiple viewers/listeners. This content is usually distributed live and is usually non-interactive. This service is only by request and approval.
For web conferences Spelman uses Zoom.
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