Selecting the Right Tool For Your Remote Meeting

These are UW-Green Bay IT's best practices for setting up remote meetings. This document details the remote meeting platforms available to UWGB employees and students and highlights their key features in order to help users make decisions on which tool to use for their meetings.

Comparison Table of Remote Meeting Platforms

Conference Now Skype Meetings Microsoft Teams Meetings Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Phone Connection
PC Connection (VoIP)
Screen Sharing
Max Participants 25 250 250 250 (max 25 on phone)
Additional Fee for Use
External Users Can Connect
Students Can Create Sessions
Requires Download Small, Free
Use on Mobile Phone Audio Only With App With App In-Browser (Chrome or Safari)
Built-in Recording Feature

Voice Only Meetings

If anyone on your team is unable to connect with a computer and has only the ability to call into a meeting, we are recommending that you use one of these voice-only options:

Conference Now for On-Demand Conference Calls (up to 25 participants)

Video Meetings

1st Option – Microsoft Teams Meetings

2nd Option – Skype Meetings

Online & Call-In Combo Meetings

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Extra Large Events

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Microsoft Teams both have features that can be enabled to accommodate large webinar-style events for more than 250 participants. Presenters can share audio, video, and presentation content, but these large events limit audience participation to text chat only. Chat can also be turned off if desired. If you would like to host a large online event for more than 250 participants, please contact the IT Help Desk for a consultation and instructions on how to activate these features for your meeting.