Your UCSB provided Zoom Pro license will allow you to hold meetings of up to 300 people. Some classes are taught to larger groups and for those a webinar license will be required. We will need to know the quarter your class is offered, dates and times of your class, , your class size, and the host’s email address. After approval from Instructional Development, this information will be submitted to UCSB Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) so the Webinar License may be applied.
There are some basic differences between a Zoom Pro license and a Webinar License:
The Zoom Pro license allows for Zoom Meetings of up to 300 attendees. These meetings are designed to allow for a collaborative session with all participants being able to turn-on their video and audio, ask questions, communicate over chat and react to presentations. Zoom meetings are ideal for hosting interactive sessions where you’ll want to have audience participation or break your session into smaller groups.
Webinars aren’t limited to 300 attendees and can host the largest courses.
Webinars are designed so that only the host and designated panelists can share their video, audio and screen. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Zoom meetings provide the options to be social with attendees while the average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience.
In a webinar, participants have the ability to interact via Q&A, chat, and polling questions. The host can also unmute the attendees.
Webinars are an add-on service that the university purchases beyond it’s Zoom Pro institutional license. Currently, Webinar licenses are reserved for classes of 50 students or more, though special circumstances can be accommodated. If you would like to request a webinar license, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to present why a webinar is a more applicable license for your course.
Zoom licenses are fulfilled by ETS. They will need to know the time frame required for the license, the email address to which the license will be attached, and number of attendees.