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Virtual Study Group Tools: Meetings

The products on this page are all available in a free version or as an app already embedded in a device. They permit remote audio and video meetings with multiple participants and are simple to use.

Virtual Meeting Tools

Product Link Pros Cons
Google Meet https://meet.google.com/

Allows screensharing, chat, and customizable screen layouts

Apps are available for iOS and Android

Must have a gmail account

Free version is limited to 60 minute meetings (after Sept. 30)

Doesn't have a built in whiteboard but can be used with Google's Jamboard

Cannot record meetings in free version

Zoom https://zoom.us/

Unlimited duration for one to one meetings

Allows screensharing, chat, and customizable screen layouts

Apps are available for iOS and Android

Permits creation of MP4 recordings

Has a built in whiteboard

Free version is limited to 40 minute meetings

Meeting organizer must register for an account

FaceTime iOS app

Doesn't require a separate registration

No time limit on calls

Can group FaceTime only with other iOS devices

Older iOS devices may only be able to join as audio participants

Not a collaboration tool so it excludes features like screensharing and whiteboards

Do you have another product you like that we should add to this page? Email rebecca.lutkenhaus@drake.edu with your suggestions.

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