When to use a Zoom Webinar?
There are some fundamental differences between Zoom meetings and webinars, so it is important to identify which of the two is best suited for your needs.
For a full comparison, please see the article Zoom Meetings vs. Webinar.
Zoom Webinar Licensing Requirements
Special Licensing is required in order to gain access to the webinar features within Zoom. Licenses must be assigned to the user who will be creating the Webinar within Zoom and this person is considered the Host. We currently have a pool of webinar licenses which are assigned on a first come first serve basis. In order to request a Webinar License for a given date, Please fill out the request form below. You may request a webinar license for 500 or 1000 participant capacity.
If you do not necessarily need Webinar features, but would like to host a meeting with more than 300 participants(the default limit), you may also use this form to request a "Large Meeting" license, which supports up to 1000 participants.
Because a webinar license is required to access the webinar features within Zoom, this also means that a License must be assigned to the host for the duration of the Event's participant registration. In order to preserve our limited supply of licenses, we ask that you do not request a webinar license to be assigned more than 6 weeks prior to an Event.
Getting Started with Webinars
If you are new to hosting Webinars, we recommend reading the following articles in order to become familiar with the key concepts.