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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

Meeting Attendee Capacity Comparison

Teams Teams Live Events Webex Webinars Webex Meetings Webex Events
(retiring December 2022)
Webex Training
(retiring June 30, 2022)
Intercall (ResPlus)
1000 20,000 through 
June 30, 2022
1000 1000 1000
(retiring December 2022) 
1000
(retiring June 30, 2022)
150


Meeting Type Comparison

Type Teams Teams Live Events Webex Webinars Webex Meetings Webex Events
(retiring December 2022)
Webex Training
(retiring June 30, 2022)
Intercall (ResPlus)
Conference Call Desktop, Mobile, Web No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Group Discussion/Meeting Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Webinars/Presentations Yes Yes, audience participate with Q&A only Yes Yes Yes, audience participate with Q&A only Yes No
Broadcast Event No Yes No No No No No


Meeting Feature Comparison

Feature Teams Teams Live Events Webex Webinars Webex Meetings Webex Events
(retiring December 2022)
Webex Training
(retiring June 30, 2022)
Intercall (ResPlus)
Audience
(Internal, External)
Internal collaboration 
Schedule meetings for both
Both, must create public link for external audience Both Both Both Both Both
Attendee Registration
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Computer Audio Yes Yes Up to 1000 attendees Yes Yes Yes No
Toll-free Number for Audio No No Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes
Tolled Number for Audio Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chat Yes Among presenters only Yes* Yes Yes Yes No
Ad Hoc Chat/Collaboration Yes No No No No No No
Moderated Q&A No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Meeting Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Breakout Rooms Yes, up to 300 attendees No Yes, up to 1000 attendees Yes No Yes No
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.


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