Web Conferencing

Cisco Webex is the leading enterprise solution for voice/video conferencing, online meetings, screen sharing, chat and webinars. The application is supported across mobile devices, desktops and room systems.

Zoom is an enterprise cloud platform for video, voice, online meetings, screen sharing, chat and webinars. This enterprise web conferencing and distance learning application runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems

Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365. It’s the hub for team chats, calls, meetings, and messages. Microsoft Teams is extensible and customizable, and it’s secured and standards-compliant to make sure your company’s most sensitive collaborations are private.



  • Collaboration with UW–Madison colleagues and external colleagues across the world
  • Meet with up to 1000 participants in a single meeting on your computer, tablet or phone
  • Schedule meetings using the Outlook client, Outlook Web Access or the Webex Web Portal
  • Breakout rooms that may be pre-assigned by the host
  • Waiting rooms to allow the host or cohost to organize/manage incoming attendees
  • The ability to allow participants to dial into meetings with a telephone number
  • Whiteboarding and annotation tools to simulate in-person collaboration
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Record Webex Meetings/Events/Training in the cloud


  • Easy scheduling, including recurring meetings and integration with Outlook
  • Ability to have up to 49 participants on one screen
  • Breakout rooms that may be pre-assigned by the host
  • HIPAA compliant options (contact us!)
  • Waiting rooms so hosts can organize incoming attendees if desired
  • Whiteboard technology that makes collaboration agile and fun
  • Up to 300 people in a meeting
  • Webinar, large meeting, and other add-ons available
  • Polling and surveys with immediate results
  • Connectivity options across desktops, mobile, web browsers and traditional phone


  • Microsoft Teams is a separate application that you can integrate with other Office 365 features such as Groups. For more information about Groups, please view: Office 365 – Getting Started with Groups.
  • As of 6/10/2019, Groups created via Outlook on the web, Outlook desktop, Outlook mobile, SharePoint, Microsoft Stream, and Microsoft Teams are now created Private by Default.

Getting Started




Microsoft Teams 



  • Individuals must have a UW-Madison NetID, Office365 account and have an active appointment
  • Must be a UW-Madison faculty/staff member, researcher or student
  • Individuals from outside UW-Madison may log on to a session only if invited by a UW-Madison user


  • Individuals must have a UW-Madison NetID
  • Must be UW-Madison faculty member, researcher, staff member, or student
  • Individuals from outside of UW-Madison may log in to a session if invited by a UW-Madison accountOptions
  • Canvas integration available for instructors

Available To

SMPH departments