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Web Conferencing Tools

MCPHS has a few options for web conferencing tools available. This chart is to help compare the various tools and the capabilities with each one.

Tool Microsoft Teams 
Zoom Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Best for
Work groups, student groups, departments
External meetings or large internal meetings
Class meetings
Apps/Software Mobile app
Computer install
Web browser
Mobile app
Computer install
Web browser
Web browser
Schedule
Via web or Outlook
Via web, app or Outlook
Via Blackboard course
Number of participants
250
300
250+
Over 250 requires large session request
Meeting duration limit
4 hours if recording
8 hours using Meet Now
24 hours scheduled
24 hours
4 hours
Outside participants
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dial-in phone option
  Yes
Yes
Chat Yes
Yes
Yes
Screen sharing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hand raising
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls   Yes
Yes
Students can schedule meetings
Yes
Yes
 
Attendance reporting
    Yes
Ability to record
Yes
Yes
Yes
HIPAA compliant
Yes
   

Helpful Information

Submit a ticket using the:
MCPHS Online Ticketing System

Off-campus access

Phone support:
Available 24/7/365
617.732.2170

E-mail:
helpdesk@mcphs.edu

Locations:

Boston
3rd Floor Tech Center
Matricaria Building

Manchester
Brant Building
Room 130

Worcester
19 Foster Street
2nd Floor