Video Conferencing Options at UM-Flint

Intended Audience

This article is intended for faculty, staff, and students who would like to learn about the video conferencing options offered at the University of Michigan-Flint.


This article is for general informational purposes and has no specific requirements.

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Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and provides the option for meeting recordings. Zoom offers high-quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.

For more information on Zoom conferencing, take a look at the UM-Ann Arbor Zoom documentation found here:


Google Meet[back]

Google Meet is a videoconferencing service allowing U-M students, faculty, and staff to connect and collaborate with live video, audio, and screen sharing. With Meet you can work from home or abroad and join meetings, conference calls, and group discussions from any computer or mobile device.

For information on Google Hangouts Meet, please see the UM-Ann Arbor documentation found here:


Microsoft Teams[back]

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform developed by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. It incorporates a feature set similar to Zoom, Google Meet, and other products offering workspace chat, videoconferencing, and file collaboration. 

For information on Microsoft Teams, please see the UM-Ann Arbor documentation found here:


Meeting Tools Comparison[back]

The following document serves as a useful resource for comparing the features and functionality of the various videoconferencing options: Videoconferencing Tool Comparison



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Article ID: 5996
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