When Do I Use Teams, Jabber, or Zoom?

The Division of Information Technology offers several tools for communication and collaboration. The following table will give you some guidance on when to use each of these tools. 

We understand that some features of these tools may overlap with each other and often it will be a personal preference as to which tool you decide to use to do your daily work.

Teams

(available for faculty and staff)

  • Use to chat with other Stevens faculty and staff members
  • Use for ad-hoc meetings with video chat and screen sharing
  • Can use scheduling assistant to coordinate best meeting time with others and sync meeting times directly in Outlook calendar
  • Available online (web version), and for PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices
  • Accessible both on and off campus without needing to connect to VPN

Jabber

(available for faculty and staff)

  • Use to make calls: 
    • directly to other Stevens phone extensions
    • where your Stevens extension will be visible to the receiver
    • to external, non-Stevens telephone numbers
    • to receive any calls to your Stevens extension (if no call forwarding is set)
  • Must be either on campus, or connected to VPN if off campus

Zoom

(available for faculty, staff, and students)

  • Use for classroom learning collaboration in Canvas
  • Use for classroom chat and video sessions
  • Use for recording meetings
  • Use when scheduling meetings with groups inside of the Stevens community
  • Use when scheduling meetings with individuals and groups outside of the Stevens community
  • Use when scheduling a webinar
  • Use when needing breakout room functionality
  • Accessible both on and off campus without needing to connect to VPN

Details

Article ID: 101890
Created
Wed 3/18/20 10:46 AM
Modified
Thu 3/19/20 5:29 PM