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There are a variety of virtual meeting products available to school districts and other educational entities. Most of these applications perform similar functions. Features may include video conferencing, phone conferencing, text-based chat, and screen sharing. Specific functions, participant caps, technical requirements and pricing vary.
If your district or agency has not yet formally adopted a virtual meeting application, or is interested in evaluating alternatives, you may wish to consider some of the more popular options provided the table below.
See notes from March 6, 2020, Learning Options for Extended School Closure meeting here.
and participant caps will vary depending on plan purchased, meeting configuration,
and technical limitations.
**Pricing linked to here is the default pricing for virtual
meeting applications published on the company websites. Education pricing may
Some of the products listed above allow users to post or
share documents, and/or record transcripts, audio, and video. Schools are encouraged
to review applicable district policies and privacy law as part of any implementation.
Formal testing and staff training with new applications are strongly
recommended in order to help reduce barriers to implementation and mitigate the
risk of unintended violations of student privacy law.