Web-Conferencing Tools

Purdue offers faculty, staff and students to three different web-conferencing tools: Zoom, WebEx and Microsoft Teams. This page offers insight into choosing a tool that best fits your needs.


Purdue offers access to Zoom, WebEx and Microsoft Teams. Learn what tool is best for your application.
Zoom WebEx Microsoft Teams
How to access: Sign in with Purdue credentials at purdue-edu.zoom.us Sign in with Purdue credentials at purdue.webex.com Account available through Office 365; Contact your academic IT department or the Service Desk to create a specific team.
Is there a cost to use? No. All Purdue faculty, staff and students can host a meeting with our current agreement, which provides centrally funded access through July 31, 2021  No. WebEx is centrally funded by Purdue and is available for faculty and staff to host meetings.  No. Access to Teams is provided via Purdue's agreement with Microsoft and is offered as part of its Office 365 suite of tools. 
Can students host meetings? Yes Students may host meetings of up to 1,000 participants by logging in at purdue-student.webex.com Yes, but student groups should contact the Service Desk before forming a team, as naming conventions are limited. 
Meeting participation limits 300 (additional guests require purchase of add-ons) 1,000 participants for faculty/staff hosts. 1,000  participants
Maximum meeting length 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Login with two-factor authentication? Yes Yes No
Integrated for use with Brightspace? Yes No


Breakout rooms? Yes  Yes (when using WebEx Training interface)


Local recording available? Yes Yes Yes
Recording automatically uploads to Kaltura? No Yes No
Live, automated captioning? Yes No Yes
Mobile app available? Yes Yes  Yes
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Last updated: Jan. 19, 2021