Fanny Falkenberg - Founder and Partner, Go Care
A Zoom meeting is a digital meeting room where two or more participants can have their meeting. A Zoom meeting can refer to both a regular video meeting or a voice call. In general, however, Zoom is about video meetings, and has become a bit of a term to describe the type of meeting, more than specifically that the meeting needs to take place over the video service Zoom.
A video meeting or so-called. Zoom meetings usually take place by inviting participants with a calendar invitation or link. The size of the meeting is usually between 2 and 25 people, but often larger meetings also take place in the form of a Zoom meeting. At the larger meetings, however, it is important to think about the format to ensure that all participants feel engaged, involved and focused.
For larger meetings, therefore, other formats such as webinars and even more professional live-streamed events have emerged. These major types of events and happenings have also placed new demands on the choice of meeting tools. Thus, new solutions such as Univid has evolved to meet these new needs, with features such as reactions, polls and quizzes where participants can be involved without everyone necessarily having to participate in video.
Below is a list of the features and concepts used when it comes to Zoom and video conferencing, and where these features are located in Univid:
Zooms waiting room means that the participants who navigate to the meeting link, before the meeting has been started by the host, end up in a so-called waiting room. The host can choose to admit participants in any order.
In Univid there is also a waiting room that is graphically appealing with your theme, background image, logo and title of the event. Here, the participants in peace and quiet can choose whether they want to create an account, or log in with a nickname, and take the opportunity to network while you as a host in peace and quiet prepare the last things before your event goes live!
Zoom share screen means that the host can share a screen with the meeting participants - so the participants will see the same thing as you see on your screen if you share a screen. As a host, you can choose to share both a window, a tab in the browser or your entire screen. The host can also choose to share audio or not. At a Zoom meeting, however, it is often a problem to screen share a video from e.g. Youtube. In Univid, it is possible to share a screen and optimize for either video or still image. This way you can get perfectly streamed video sharing, without it lagging like Zoom. So Univid is a great option for you who often want to share video via screen sharing at your Zoom meetings.
In Zoom there is a feature to call attention, without need to turn on their camera or interfere with the flow of the meeting. This hand-raising function is available to all meeting participants, and is visible in the form of a small static symbol next to the participant's name in the participant list.
In Univid, participants can instead react with emojis and reactions, which all other participants and the hosts can see as a flow. This is instead a lively and dynamic flow of reactions that quickly gives the host a sense of what the participants think. Afterwards, you can analyze graphs of how the participants have generally reacted to different parts of the lecture or meeting, which is helpful in improving the content in the future. The basic reactions to Univid involve thumbs up, happy smiley, heart and impressed / surprised smiley - but you will soon also be able to choose your own for your video meeting as well!