skip to content
Primary navigation

Conferencing and Meeting Resources

Minnesota state agencies, boards and councils have a variety of online meeting and collaboration tools available to them. Different government organizations may have access to different tools. Find more information below about the best tool for your needs, tool features, and resources on how to use each tool.

Conferencing Tools

What tool is best for my meeting?

Definitions

  • Conference call: audio-only call
  • Group discussion/meeting: all attendees can share content, audio, and video
  • Webinar/presentation: small group of presenters shares content with large audiences
  • Broadcast event: scheduled, produced, and broadcast to online large audiences

Need help deciding which conference tool to use? Watch the webinar that we created on this topic.

Watch the Conference Tool Options Webinar

Meeting Attendee Capacity Comparison

Skype Skype Broadcast Teams Teams Live Events Webex Meetings Webex Events Intercall (ResPlus)
250 10,000 250 10,000 1000 1000 150


Meeting Type Comparison

Type Skype Skype Broadcast Teams Teams Live Events Webex Meetings Webex Events Intercall (ResPlus)
Conference Call Desktop, Mobile, Web No Desktop, Mobile, Web No Yes No Yes
Group Discussion/Meeting Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
Webinars/Presentations Yes Yes, audience participate with Q&A only Yes Yes, audience participate with Q&A only Yes Yes, audience participate with Q&A only No
Broadcast Event No Yes No Yes No No No


Meeting Feature Comparison

Feature Skype Skype Broadcast Teams Teams Live Events Webex Meetings Webex Events Intercall (ResPlus)
Audience
(Internal, External)
Internal chat
Schedule meetings for both
Both Internal collaboration 
Schedule meetings for both
Both, must create public link for external audience Both Both Both
Computer Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Toll-free Number for Audio No No No No Yes* Yes* Yes
Tolled Number for Audio Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes
Chat Yes Among presenters only Yes Among presenters only Yes Yes No
Ad Hoc Chat/Collaboration Yes, for those with a state.mn.us email addresses No Yes, for participating agencies No No No No
Moderated Q&A Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Meeting Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operator-Assisted Call No No No No No No Yes*


*This feature is available as an additional service and will be an additional cost to your organization.


back to top