The Webinar feature of Zoom is an add-on for UCSB. ETS has a limited number of licenses. As such, Webinar licenses will be issued for classes of 50ppl and larger if requested but classes smaller than 50 will be asked to speak to a consultant to make sure a webinar is the right choice for their circumstances.
Differences between a regular Zoom Pro Meeting and a Webinar:
Meetings (up to 300 attendees) are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to screen share, turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance. Zoom meetings are ideal for hosting more interactive sessions where you’ll want to have lots of audience participation or break your session into smaller groups.
Webinars (up to 10,000 attendees*) are designed so that the host and any designated panelists can share their video, audio and screen. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Though Zoom provides options for you to get more social with your attendees, your average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience. Webinars allow view-only attendees. They have the ability to interact via Q&A, chat, and answering polling questions. The host can also unmute the attendees.
Webinars must be scheduled.
Full comparison here:
Still not sure which product is right for you? Send an email request for help: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Tiered pricing. Webinar licenses are sold for 100, 500, 1000, 3000, 5000, or 10000 participants
How to get a webinar license:
Submit a Help Ticket. In the request make sure to note your expected attendance.
If you are expecting more than 50 people to join your meeting the request should be granted straight away.
If you are expecting less than 50 be prepared to explain why the webinar product provides you with more appropriate features than the Zoom Pro license you already hold.
Article about how to get started with webinars here:
Zoom’s full series of Webinar articles: