Audio Conferencing

Georgetown offers you the option of using Zoom MeetingsZoom Personal Audio Conference, or Adobe Connect Meeting for audio conferencing. 

UIS recommends Zoom Meetings for your Web conferencing needs.

 

 

Zoom Meetings

With Zoom Meetings, you and your attendees can join a meeting using a Mac or Windows computer, the Zoom app from your mobile device (smartphone or tablet), or room-based conferencing system. The meeting host can manage the meeting using a computer or the Zoom app. You'll also be able to share your screen during the meeting and record your meeting. 

Scheduled and recurring Zoom Meetings have Meeting IDs that will eventually expire. You can create a non-expiring Personal Meeting ID for yourself or any administrative NetID you own.

For PGi users who would like to begin using Zoom Meetings, click here for steps on how to switch from PGi to Zoom Meetings.  

Audio Conference by Telephone

Meeting hosts and participants can use Zoom to conduct audio conferences using a telephone. Hosts can manage a meeting using their computer or the Zoom app on their mobile device. 

Click here for details on how to join a Zoom Meeting by telephone

Audio Conference by Computer

To use Zoom Meetings with your computer, hosts can simply create a Zoom meeting; hosts and participants can turn off their video display to use their computer's audio only.

 

Zoom Personal Audio Conference

With Zoom Personal Audio Conference, you can conduct phone-only meetings with call-in details that never change. The meeting host can manage the call through touch tones or a simple Web interface. Attendees must call in by phone, and cannot use the Zoom app to join. Meetings can be recorded, but other Zoom features are not available. 

Use Zoom Personal Audio Conference if you prefer to use phone-based controls.

For PGi users who would like to begin using Zoom Meetings, click here for steps on how to switch from PGi to Zoom Personal Audio Conference

 

Zoom Audio Conferencing options at a Glance

The following table lists and compares Zoom Personal Audio Conference and Zoom Meetings.  

 

Zoom Meetings

Zoom Personal
Audio Conference

Participants Up to 125 participants (unlimited minutes)

Up to 125 participants (unlimited minutes)

Cost

Free for all current Georgetown faculty and staff.

Free for all current Georgetown faculty and staff.

Join Meeting with a computer Yes No
Join meeting with a smartphone or tablet app Yes No
Join a meeting via phone call Yes Yes
Join a meeting with a video conferencing system (e.g., Polycom) Yes No
Meeting attendees can use webcam Yes No
Managing meetings via computer Yes No
Manage meetings with
smartphone/tablet app
Yes No
Manage meetings with phone touch tones No Yes
Record meetings Yes No
Screen sharing Yes No
Text chat and polling Yes No
Meeting security Yes Yes

 

Adobe Connect Meeting

Adobe Connect Meeting offers audio conferencing capability from your telephone. Click here for more information about Adobe Connect Meeting. You can also click here for details on how to use Adobe Connect Meeting for audio conferencing

 

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