If you need to host a meeting, event, or class with more than 300 people with Zoom you have two options: a webinar or a large meeting. Zoom has created a comparison chart that may help provide some clarity. Below is a quick summary:
- A large meeting is simply that: a typical Zoom meeting, but with increased capacity. This allows a greater degree of interactivity between the host and participants.
- A webinar is a one-to-many experience. The host, co-host, and panelists manage the meeting and the flow of information, but the interactivity is limited.
Requesting a Webinar or Large Meeting
If you would like to request a webinar license, please follow the link below and fill out the form for the feature. This same process and link apply to the large meeting license. Before requesting the license, note that webinar licenses are limited and subject to usage audit: if you have not made use of the the feature NYU reserves the right to remove the webinar license from your account. At the time of writing the audit interval is planned for 1 year.
- Before requesting your webinar license make sure that you have gone to nyu.zoom.us to ensure your NYU Zoom license is active. You simply have to log in to active your NYU Zoom account.
- Please fill out this form to request your webinar or large meeting license.
- You will have to fill the form out for each license that you want.
- If you need a webinar license in excess of 1000 participants, please note that need in the form and a member of the NYU Zoom team will contact you. Note that this service will be charged back to your organization or school.
- Note that NYU does not permit using NYU Zoom to livestream to outside platforms such as YouTube and Facebook at this time.