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Technology Guides for Students

A central place for common technology-related questions and solutions for students at Viterbo University.

Web Conferencing at Viterbo for Students

Viterbo has a couple web conferencing options: Zoom and Teams. Click a link below to learn more about

Zoom vs Microsoft Teams Compared

Aspect Zoom Teams
How to access

or downloaded app for desktop or mobile device (easiest)
(or however you access email online)

or downloaded app for desktop or mobile device (easiest)

Login Viterbo ID Viterbo ID

Host logs in to Zoom and sends meeting invite (URL) to participants; can happen any time

Team “owner” sets up team; communication and meetings can happen any time.

Can meeting links be sent via Outlook? Yes Yes
# of participants 300 250
max # of participants visible on screen at once 50 50 (as of September 2020)
Time limit

Licensed: unlimited (Viterbo employees)

Basic: 40 minutes (students)

8 hours to unlimited (if scheduled)
Acessible to those without Viterbo email? Yes Yes
  • Video
Anyone can share video (webcam) Anyone can share video (webcam)
  • Audio
Can use computer/device audio or dial in Can use computer/device audio; dialing in not currently available at Viterbo University
  • Whiteboard
yes yes
  • Chat
Yes, during meeting is easiest Any time
  • Share screen
Anyone on the meeting (with permission from host) Anyone who accesses via a Viterbo account can share video (off campus folks may not though)
  • Participation
Polls and informal responses (icons; without talking) are possible Participants can "raise their hands" via an icon, polls and quizzes can be incorporated using the MS365 Forms app.
  • Record?
Yes – to computer is preferred (need to upload to Echo360 or YouTube to share) Yes – to your OneDrive to a folder called "Recordings". Adjunct faculty may need to download first in order to share (different Office 365 licensing)