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Asked 19th Apr, 2020

How do you compare Google ZOOM Vs Microsoft TEAMS for Online Education / Work From Home during Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Lock Downs/Quarantines?

Dear Research Gate Members,
Most of the cities in the world are facing partial or complete Lock Downs due to Pandemic Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) spread. Millions of people in the world are living in Government or self-administered Quarantines. The world is expecting a long time with it and continuously learning to live with it. In this situation Online Education/Distance Learning and Work From Home (WFH) are the ultimate new realities for many in the world.
Many organizations and Educational Institutions are doing “Online Education/Distance Learning and Work From Home (WFH)” very first time. Google ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMS became the top priorities for most of them. Many organizations and Educational Institutions are still confused in making the choice between Google ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMS. In this scenario, it’s really important to share your expert opinions and experiences.
Please, share your expert suggestions and/or recommendations on the following question.
How do you compare Google ZOOM Vs Microsoft TEAMS for Online Education / Work From Home during Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Lock Downs/Quarantines?
Thanks & Regards

Most recent answer

20th May, 2020
John Reddan
Technology Unlimited Group
Training is probably one area where the significant security concerns that exist with Zoom could be overlooked (assuming that it would be acceptable for the training content to be intercepted, and that compromise of the computers using the Zoom app would be acceptable). While Zoom is in the process of fixing the security flaws, the less obvious ones remain.
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Popular Answers (1)

21st May, 2020
Abid Ullah
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
Zoom is very great communicative app whose use has been surged during COVID 19, I am glad to hear about it and used it.
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19th Apr, 2020
Nelaturi V Raghavaiah
National Institute of Technology, Warangal
Zoom Meeting?was created for businesses and detailed as Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing , etc,
Microsoft Teams integrates video calling functionality into its solutions
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19th Apr, 2020
Sara Thamer Hadi
University of Anbar
i agree with Pascale Royer
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19th Apr, 2020
Anton Vrdoljak
University of Mostar
Few hours ago I was testing a MS Teams meeting. In last 30 days I was using Google meet only, so after tonight's test I can tell you that both tools are very similar, and I can recommend both of them as video conferencing tools...
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19th Apr, 2020
Rasha Shakir Nima
University Of Kufa
Both of them are same
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19th Apr, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Try to do a remote self-marking randomized test / exam in Zoom. If you can do it (and tell me how), I will advise to choose Zoom (partly because it is *not* Microsoft ;-) But, I am afraid, this crucial piece of functionality is absent in Zoom. Please, Zoom, add this feature and I will happily stay with you.
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19th Apr, 2020
Krzysztof Kecik
Lublin University of Technology
It seems that all are ok for education.
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20th Apr, 2020
Steven Nijhuis
Hogeschool Utrecht
Because of privacy issues, Zoom and Google Hangouts are not allowed in the Netherlands. MS Teams is. So no options for choice - which in these times is nice.
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20th Apr, 2020
Muhammad Faraz Mubarak
Kaunas University of Technology
I have found zoom as very userfriendly as compared to others. However, more recently there some are news of technical and security issues of this software. So I think, use of zoom in some strategic meetings should be avoid ,owing to its hacking issues.
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20th Apr, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Steven Nijhuis , MS and privacy.... please, come on! Rules are rules, no choice for you, period. But "because of..." has apparently nothing to do with the *real* justification. Genuine privacy is not only elusive and inconsistent with both the idea and technical solutions in the Internet. It is also banned by law, esp. after Twin Towers (see various cases concerning the allowed strength of cryptographic algorithms, NSA procedures, etc.,). And try to attach false beard to hide from pervasive face recognition cameras. And throw away your smartphone and fitness band. Some form of privacy is indicated in business talks and gynaecological examination. But teaching-learning? I don't see it as a real issue.
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20th Apr, 2020
Steven Nijhuis
Hogeschool Utrecht
I know Krzysztof, apparently MS signed a privacy statement. For what it's worth :-). I choose to fight different battles.
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20th Apr, 2020
Roberta Facchi
University of Milan
I used them both only once and MS teams doesn't seem to give the opportunity to record the lesson
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20th Apr, 2020
Ashish Thakur
Mekelle University
Dear Muhammad Ali Khan,
Each of these relatively new platforms has seen rapid development over the last couple of years, amassing an impressive number of features and fans. For the ongoing competition, creation, and fulfillment of new end-user and enterprise fulfilling scenarios is likely to be rapid-fire over at least the next couple of years.
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool designed to improve internal communication. Zoom is web conferencing software that facilitates high-performance video and audio conferencing both internally and externally. Microsoft Teams is a popular choice for businesses that use Office 365 products.
Zoom has quickly turned into a popular app for video conferencing, and some analysts estimate it may have nearly 13 million monthly active users. Many Zoom users combine the video calling service with Google's G Suite, Slack, and other productivity apps that rival Microsoft's Office dominance.
Its better to use Microsoft Teams and Zoom Together.
Hope it is helpful for you.
Ashish
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20th Apr, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Roberta Facchi , this is an interesting aspect. There is another ongoing discussion, more generally on remote learning, where this remark would stir some interest as well.
Well, if it is important for a student to be able to record the lesson, then we might ask for the underlying motivation.
1. I have more important things to do *now*, I will watch the "lesson-film" later on.
In this case a student does not expect any interactions whatsoever. So, just record the lesson in the first place, and distribute the films to all enrolled students. There is no *teaching* here to speak of, just *learning* from pre-recorded material. There has been a picture-joke that is extremely relevant here: (1) a bored teacher talking to a bored class (b) a tape recorder playing the pre-recorded lecture in front of a bored class (c) a tape recorder playing the lecture in front of a bunch of small tape recorders left there by students.
2. I will share the (valuable, expensive) teaching material with others, who have not "paid".
Indeed, this is the *privacy* issue, and not allowing records to be made preserves some kind of privacy (of a teacher).
3. ??? (sure, there may be many other contexts and motivations...)
In all, either we teach, or we play teachers in films screened at will.
I know, it might be useful to allow students to come back to some questionable fragment. But claiming that watching this fragment over and over again will magically resolve the issue is ... well... questionable. What is really required is: "Teacher, stop here, I have doubt X and doubt Y, could you explain *this* to us all". With a possible answer from the floor: "You silly @*&@&@, this is simple, look:....." (and watch the smiling face of the teacher, who now knows his efforts have come to fruition!). Nothing of this kind happens while watching a film. I am not against films. Films are useful. Films are helpful. Films are not teaching. Films are films.
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20th Apr, 2020
Alex Rodrigo Moises Costa Wanderley
Unifaccamp
Both of them are same.
20th Apr, 2020
Roberta Facchi
University of Milan
Excuse me, I have not been able to fully grasp what you meant by saying film is film. ?What I wanted to observe is that the registration is made by the teacher who publishes it on the university website and only members can access it. ?Some issues need to be listened to several times or even written. ?It is difficult to grasp them while the teacher speaks especially if the topic is completely new.
20th Apr, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Roberta Facchi , I have gladly admitted that it may be useful to be able to come back to a fragment and to re-listen to it several times. I only doubt its effectiveness. If "real-life", face-to-face teaching-learning experience is anything we might refer to (in order to re-create, or even exceed its features), then when a student has difficulties in grasping a new thing, she asks a teacher to *say it again in different words*. This *difference* is what makes the difference. A teacher who would re-cite *exactly* what he has just said would not be very popular or effective. Re-winding a recording does just that. And completely misses any "self-regulating" control-loop features of face-to-face meetings.
By the way, both Zoom and Teams do allow recordings to be made *at the teacher's side*. Teams does not normally allow students to make their own recordings, Zoom does. But it does not make real difference *where* the recording resides, as we are all aware in times of cloud storage.
"Film is film" is not a tautology: it just states that a film has distinctive features of its own, and does not "magically" acquire any other features. A recording is a completed object, in a certain way - static (I am not talking about a teacher visibly waving her hands!). Teaching-learning is a *process* - highly interactive and iterative. Presenting completed, static objects for students to peruse (even at their own pace) is just one tiny aspect of teaching techniques. Nothing more. Again: films *are* useful.
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20th Apr, 2020
Somnath Mahato
University of Burdwan
A very relevant question and some great answers. Thanks for sharing.
Due to privacy issue, Govt. of India issue advisory notice to all citizen of India. I have also attached it. Hope it will help you.
With best regards,
Somnath Mahato
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20th Apr, 2020
Muhammad Amin Sanghaar
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
Zoom is widely used in our society because it is user friendly and free of cost
20th Apr, 2020
Marco Mwaimu
The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology
I really comfortable with google meeting than zoom,for me google meeting is user friendly.
20th Apr, 2020
Rudolf Pfister
Research Institute for the History of Afroeurasian Life Sciences (RIHAELS)
Is there any third party solution out there?
21st Apr, 2020
Rasha H. Jehad
Baghdad College of Dentistry
both of them are the same
21st Apr, 2020
Joyjit Chatterjee
University of Hull
Hi,
I recently came across Jitsi Meet, which is also an excellent open-source alternative. Here is the link https://jitsi.org Rudolf Pfister
Hope this helps,
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21st Apr, 2020
Eanass Al-Shabkhoon
Northern Technical University
All things are wonderful zoom that depend on unlimted internet make you in touch with your society easily, ppt make you interest in subject at any time by ppt, pdf, or media.
21st Apr, 2020
Yousaf Mehboob
Fauji Fertilizer
We are using Microsoft Teams for said purpose and quite satisfied .
21st Apr, 2020
Navid Hosseini
University of Alberta
We are currently using google zoom for our online courses and meetings, it works well and presents high quality preformance.
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21st Apr, 2020
Duha Al-Malah
Nenawa Institute
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21st Apr, 2020
Luis Asensio
National Distance Education University
I use Teams and is very good. I don't know about Zoom
21st Apr, 2020
Faiza Masood
COMSATS University Islamabad
Zoom is widely used due to its user friendly environment.
21st Apr, 2020
Duha Al-Malah
Nenawa Institute
Zoom application, can be used after giving the ID code and connect with the group.
21st Apr, 2020
Nedim ?elebi?
International BURCH University
We are using Google Hangout for online teaching and we are very satisfied with it including all our students.
21st Apr, 2020
Gordon McDowell
Excelsior Community College
I currently using ZOOM and quite satisfied with it. Never used Microsoft.
22nd Apr, 2020
Hira Asghar
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Zoom is user friendly and provides good quality while interacting online.
22nd Apr, 2020
Amit Arora
Krishna Institute Of Engineering And Technology
I think both are same though I prefer to use Microsoft team. Google meet is also a good option.
22nd Apr, 2020
Samir Bouaziz
Université Paris-Saclay
Hello, for me ZOOM is better.
22nd Apr, 2020
K Vasanth Kumar
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
I have personally used both the services during the COVID-19 pandemic and here's what I observed using the same gear(Laptop & ISP). I not only prefer the services offered by ZOOM but also recomend it over MICROSOFT TEAMS
  • Streaming Quality Zoom ?? Video - 4/5 (Full HD supported) ?? Audio - 4/5 (also good) ?? Screen Sharing - 5/5 Microsoft Teams ?? Video - 3/5 ?? Audio - 4/5 ?? Screen Sharing - 2/5
  • Chatroom Zoom - 5/5 Microsoft Teams - 3/5 (Found it very hard to send messages privately)
  • Internet Usage Zoom - acceptable Microsoft Teams - not acceptable (high bandwidth requirement)
  • Host Controls ZOOM - 5/5 ? Host can control user actions (mute mic's, give privileges to share screen without any other privileges), etc. Microsoft Teams - 3/5 ? It always takes more than 2 to 3 mouse clicks to stop someone from doing something. UI is not forgiving.
  • GUI Zoom - 5/5 ?? only has what you need when you are in a meeting Microsoft Teams ? at first thought you think it is a learning curve but the truth is, the UI is not forgiving
  • Screen Sharing Privileges Zoom ? anyone can share their screen but it can be controlled by the user. Microsoft team ? only presenters can share their screen. It also gives them additional privileges similar to host (kicking someone out of the session
  • Conclusion Zoom is better Overall I would use Microsoft Team in cases where my organization uses Microsoft Online Suite extensively and cannot afford to pay for services offered by ZOOM(it becomes an additional expense)
  • P.S. Do not host a session alone. Always have someone to monitor and operate the host controls, so you can concentrate on what you are doing l
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22nd Apr, 2020
Marco Antonio Delgado Zarzosa
ISA Red de Energía del Perú
At My company People use TEAMS for meetings, we need an email for the company to be part of these meeting. About ZOOM, I heard that it is insecure for cyberattacks because everybody can be connected.
22nd Apr, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
Hi
Usage wise both are good. But security wise the google teams is better than zoom. In zoom anyone can share our content and misplace our info.
best.
22nd Apr, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
hi
user-friendly wise ZOOM is easy to work with.
22nd Apr, 2020
Namrata Nagpal
Amity University
As per my opinion, MS Teams is better once you know its functioning, has various features and add ons to use. We are using MS Teams in our University for taking lectures, though it requires a company/university email to begin with. ZOOM is also popular being a Google initiative and doesn't have this company email prerequisite, so the no. of users is higher, but i have heard about security issues with it lately.
22nd Apr, 2020
Sanjiv Gupta
Chandigarh University
Google handout us more user friendly. In case your institute ties up with Google, a large number of options gets added.
22nd Apr, 2020
David Alex Lamb
Queen's University
Our tech staff have told us Zoom security is totally inadequate and very strongly recommended Teams. Teams is set up here to use the university's single-signon process, so it's much less subject to zoombombing. That being said, I'm more used to Zoom's functionality, for meetings under 25 so like it better, but that may well be inertia.
Google doesn't appear to own Zoom according to a quick web search; it's a publicly traded company.
I haven't seen a definitive comparison of the alternatives,; you'd need to consider
  • Scalability for large classes, in both total number of simultaneous logins and performance issues.
  • Security, such as end-to-end encryption and authenticating attendees.
  • Privacy -- I've been told Zoom lets the instructor tell who has been paying attention, which might be interesting to know but which might also be an invasion of privacy, as might the ability of the host to download the entire chat, including private communications.
  • Cost. As of my check a few minutes ago, licenses for enough participants to hold a modest class are cheaper for Zoom
It's made more complicated because Zoom and Teams are both moving targets at this point as they try to respond to the increased demand from the pandemic.
22nd Apr, 2020
Dennis Hamilton
Association for Computing Machinery
Zoom is not a Google initiative.
Zoom works well enough, and there is guidance on how to use it safely.
Those concerned with Zoom's security issues have been recommending Jitsi, which is even easier to use, and Jitsi Meet operates entirely in the browser. Folks with Microsoft antitoxis tend to dismiss Teams (and also Skype), although I doubt that is based on any technical facts.
22nd Apr, 2020
Njonjo Kiroga
Daystar University
At Daystar, we are using Zoom however, my company is developing and education platform specifically for East African schools that will be able to address some of the issues above.
22nd Apr, 2020
Ariyo Adanikin
Elizade University
With recourse to the question, ZOOM is better but i think GOOGLE HANGOUT (MEET) is a worthy mention also. Its learner-tutor friendly and the platform is very interactive
23rd Apr, 2020
Bill Lucas
The University of Winchester
Both are really useful platforms along with many of the Adobe tools
But it is in the skill of the teacher and the pedagogical strategies she or he uses that success lies rather than the technology
One common challenge is the need some teachers feel to fill every online moment rather than leaving space for learners to get up from their screens and go and do/make/learn things in another context
23rd Apr, 2020
Jeremy Goff
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, CCFE
I use Teams and Zoom, both work well, Teams has many additional add on features, like rosters, etc. and breaks out into Sharepoint.
Zoom has fixed its vulnerabilities, a simple room password makes it better to control.
Since when did Google own Zoom?
23rd Apr, 2020
Terry Ashworth
Vapormatt Ltd
For larger meetings we prefer Zoom as more participants can be displayed.
23rd Apr, 2020
Laila el Habashy
Alexandria University
I tried Zoom meeting and i am very satisfied with it
We have been using both, in different situations in our University. Both have positive and negative points. Zomm is very good because it displays all participants, while Teams, shows their presence. It is also simple to change applications/screen is very, a point where Teams is more complex.
I believe that merging some functionalities, and simplifying others could create a excellent platform for remote conferencing and work. One of the problems we have been experiencing is, for instance, in math teaching it is not easy to write expressions, and doing it with sw becomes fastidious for students. A manual interface as a digitizer table I have been using could help, but there, also, we found some limitations that could be improved. One other point are the evaluations moments (exams), or for cooperative work, moments where decisions have to be taken and people must answer straightforward. Here we notice margin for improvement and change. Nevertheless both platforms are good and useful.
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23rd Apr, 2020
Chin Junghoon
Hongik University
I tried Zoom meeting and i am very satisfied with it
23rd Apr, 2020
Duha Al-Malah
Nenawa Institute
Dear respected researcher, there are slight differences within google applications than microsoft applications, but the preference for google with my best regards
23rd Apr, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
Hi
I do agree with Duha 's answer in this regard.
23rd Apr, 2020
Nilo Petrin
Senac S?o Paulo
Dear researcher, we are using both, as well an internal solution, depending on the subject and exercises. Zoom is easier to use. Teams is good with stablished groups, and Collaborate Ultra (institutional solution) is integrated with all the others school softwares.
Best regards.
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23rd Apr, 2020
Marcel Nwagor
The University of Calgary
I have been using the zoom presently for my lectures. I believe that is good.
24th Apr, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
I have used Zoom for an online conference and it was perfect. It has all the options you need for online presentations.
24th Apr, 2020
Adelino Trindade
ESTGV
I have used Zoom and it works good in my classes, for this I didn't try others.
24th Apr, 2020
Ashish Thakur
Mekelle University
Yes. Zoom is working well.
24th Apr, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
No doubt zoom is well working. But lack in security issues
24th Apr, 2020
Ashish Thakur
Mekelle University
Dear Arun,
Its true.
Ashish
24th Apr, 2020
Furqan Asghar
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Zoom is much better in sense of facilities with security issues as negativity.
24th Apr, 2020
M. Hassan Arbab
Stony Brook University
We use all three:
Zoom is good for larger meetings/classroom, easy to use, weakness include security features.
Google is easily integrated with other Google institutional features/email, etc. and is easy to use for quick smaller group or one-on-one meetings. Think of it as calling your colleague up down the hall with a video feature.
Microsoft Team is great for enterprise solutions and security features.
25th Apr, 2020
Hima Valiveti
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering & Technology
Zoom has privacy issues but a very user friendly tool. Microsoft teams is standard and I prefer the latter keeping in mind the security concerns
26th Apr, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
Hi
I do agree and accept @hima's answer.
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26th Apr, 2020
Sunil Kumar
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kaneri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
i have used all these applications. I found zoom is better.
26th Apr, 2020
Wahyu Riyanto
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
I use zoom, because it is easier to operate, can accommodate many members, but a little worried about the security that is currently being discussed.
Thanks.
26th Apr, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Please, would anybody fearing the "security issues" of Zoom care to explain the grounds of these fears? Of course you know that Zoom has recently addressed the *procedural* security issues, and it is no longer possible to "hihjack" the meating, uncontrollably pester the participants, enter the meeting without proper authorization, etc. I am not saying anything about the possiblility of eavesdropping by some dark and evil forces - *because I don't care*. This is *education*, and not trade negotiations or secret political deals. Ist't it time for everybody to stop spreading rumours and try to define the *real* parameters that could lead to a carefully justified assessment? Are you worried that somebody will hear what you tell your students? Do your students know about your being so "shy"? It seems that potential eavesrdopping is the *last* remaining security issue of Zoom. If I am wrong, and anything else remains (security-wise) such that Teams is miles better, I will be gladly corrected. If not, then please let us stick with who, and why, prefers the functionality, performance, and look-and-feel of which application. The "security issues" of Zoom have really been raised in a completely different context, and have nothing to do with education (and those that do have *a little* to do with education, have been addressed and corrected).
27th Apr, 2020
Catherine King
Barbados Community College
I like zoom. Its simple and very easy to use.
27th Apr, 2020
Ashish Thakur
Mekelle University
Zoom is fine.
27th Apr, 2020
Hans Jakob Albrecht Ziegeler
Technische Universit?t Berlin
I would like to point out that Zoom is not affiliated with Google!
Privacy concerns with Zoom consist of: unsecured access to meetings possible (supposedly patched out); account details have been leaked and are on sale on the internet; rerouting of video calls via Chinese servers; large data gathering rights for Zoom in their usage rights, for example tracking of individual personal devices, saving location, meeting length, id and other members involved and further information beyond necessary for video conferencing (for example pc hardware).
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27th Apr, 2020
Nitin Gupta
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
zoom has privacy issues, i have personaly not used Microsoft teams yet but my kid's online classes are going on this plateform and till now it is going very good. Teachers are able to show slides and mark the important points with pen and voice is also vey clear.
27th Apr, 2020
George Raj
Aditya Engineering College
Microsoft team app looks so standard and presentation can be done easily. It is a secured one.No one can enter without proper invitation and company mail address.I feels this good because my college is practicing us through this app.
For good zoom is simple, very simple to use. If the security issues are solved, I would use zoom, after using both of them. Teams is a bit complex to use, and we cannot see all at the same time.
27th Apr, 2020
Ghulam Mustafa
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
I have recently used both MT and Zoom; both seem equally good with smaller groups, zoom a bit simpler though.
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28th Apr, 2020
Edwin Edwin
Universitas Islam Riau
I use zoom too, but there is a problem that the security system is lacking
And i recently tried Jitsi meet with my friend
28th Apr, 2020
Phillip Ebrall
Southern Cross University
I was a zoom devotee until I found they route calls through China and their security is very poor. However they promise they have improved AND now offer transcripts of meetings, very handy for class records and learner-participation
28th Apr, 2020
Zlatko Hadzalic
SAR AS
I'm using Teams as a company standard, safe, reliable, and powerful app.
We're using Zoom for my daughter's educational and training purpose and it's very handy and easy to use, but very poor and non-safe for professional use.
1 Recommendation
28th Apr, 2020
Pankaj Pathak
SRH Hochschule Berlin
I would suggest to go for Microsoft Teams than Zoom.
1) MT is safe to use than Zoom. Third party cannot enter into meeting. Plus settings can be changed according to preference from Host side.
2) Not only video calling, but presentations are simple to make.
3) Documents can be saved in respective folder. This makes MT so user friendly that one can find everything at one place.
28th Apr, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
I agree with Philip and Zlato
29th Apr, 2020
Juan Diego Alzate-Gómez
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Zoom is intuitive and let you handle participants, even to avoid some of them. Tams does not let you configurate galleries,and other views. Zoom is so far better, sure, having pro status makes your live webinar controllable and affordable in price.
1 Recommendation
30th Apr, 2020
Nancy L Black
Université de Moncton
My company's Teams is only available to those with MS 365 on their computer (so I could not use it with people in France less likely to have MS on their computers), and was able to successfully use zoom, making recordings that I could then share afterwards. The free version of Zoom kicks you off every 40 minutes, but given that one should take at least short breaks during sedentary work every 20-40 minutes, this proved to be an excuse to ensure we all had a short break.
I had no security problems when using it, but with the 'virtual background' (and no green screen sometimes my hands would disappear as I waved them, which was problematic.
Teams is terrific if everyone has access and as part of suite of saved files is great for strategic building-on-past meetings gatherings.
Both are better than some other platforms I have used (ex. Bongo within Brightspace which is saved only 14 days!)
1st May, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
Yes I do agree with Nancy L Black answer
1st May, 2020
Mohammed Sabeeh
university of technology
In fact ..I always used zoom from Google and its very good
2nd May, 2020
Kheepe Lawrence Moremi
Wits Business School
Have been using Skype for years. Muhammad Ali Khan . Have used Zoom now and again, Microsoft Teams and Webex.
Skype, Webex, Teams would be my preference.
2nd May, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
Zoom is simpler than teams
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2nd May, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Nancy L Black , Zoom does NOT kick you off every 40 minutes. It has been upgraded to *unlimited time* for the time of pandemia. Who knows, maybe it will stay that way... But as the context of this discussion is Zoom vs Teams *now*, in the time of pandemia, I think it is not quite fair to bring the 40-minute limit against Zoom. Pandemia = no limit in Zoom. No pandemia = the use of ANY remote teaching tool becomes purely optional.
3rd May, 2020
V R Arun Prakash
JNN Institute of Engineering
I agree with Krzysztof answer
4th May, 2020
Red 陶熙
National Tsing Hua University
Zoom was super convenient, however with the few security downsides it have been banned from my school.
But we’ve been experiencing a lot of downside with Teams too, that have a lot of problems, that is less intuitive, and miss certain functions such as rising hand, and don’t allow to read chat very clearly when presenting
1 Recommendation
5th May, 2020
Krzysztof Brzezinski
Warsaw University of Technology
Well, finally, sweeping and extensive security upgrade for Zoom 5.0. I wonder when Teams will match this security level...
6th May, 2020
K Kumar Kaliyapermal
Arasu Engineering College
Zoom is simple and better
11th May, 2020
Augustine Senanu Kukah
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
I would go for Zoom
13th May, 2020
Philani Zincume
Stellenbosch University
Teams is limited to people within the organization whereas Zoom can be used with anyone
13th May, 2020
Christiana Ada Paul
Kaduna State University
I don't about Teams but Zoom is limited to 100 participants.
20th May, 2020
Kofi Agyekum
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
Red can you provide further insights on some of those security downsides?
20th May, 2020
Phillip Ebrall
Southern Cross University
I was a big fan of zoom, then stopped when the security flaws were made known, but am back with it. The automatic password generation by default is good. I am happy with it again. The ‘record’ function is really powerful and the output can be edited in iMovie. The transcription function is a big plus for educators.
1 Recommendation
20th May, 2020
Catherine King
Barbados Community College
I am very pleased with Zoom, more so than teams. We never managed to hook up properly with teams.
For some unknown reason, everyone could not get on at the same time.
However with Zoom it was never a problem. I did not worry about any security issues.
I figured who ever might eavesdrop, might learn a thing or two and be more educated about something they seen or heard, and would later learn to respect people's privacy.
Zoom is really cool.
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