Wharton offers two supported video conferencing tools for holding meetings and classes at the School:
Both products offer a range of native applications (BlueJeans apps, Zoom apps) and similar functionality. Similar, but not identical. The chart below compares BlueJeans features to Zoom features in an effort to help you decide on which will best meet your needs.
Log in Method
|Who has an account?|
All faculty, staff, and students
Faculty, staff, or students funded by a Budget Code
Max Meeting Attendees
Max Meeting Length
|9 + Your Video Preview||50 (including your video preview) if you meet the hardware requirements|
|Hand Raising||Yes, learn more.||Yes, in addition to other kinds of “non-verbal” feedback.|
Meeting Waiting Room
|✔||✔ - Documentation|
|Up to 20 Random or pre-assigned breakout sessions can be created.||50 breakout sessions, pre-assigned or random, can be created. More about the participant experience here.|
|Concurrent Meetings from a single account||No limit, but BlueJeans recommends no more than 50.||Only 1 meeting per host can be in session at a time.|
Automatic Closed Captions can be added to meetings.
|Someone in the meeting can be assigned to type in closed captions, or a 3rd party service can be used.|
Login from multiple devices
|You can be logged into BlueJeans from multiple computers, tablets, and mobile devices at once.||You can be logged into Zoom from one computer, one phone, and one tablet at a time. Logging into additional devices will log you out of others.|
In addition to the standard suite of feature Zoom offers a number of “add-ons” that can be purchased separately and applied to individual accounts. These include:
Large Meeting Capacity (up to 1000)
Webinars (up to 3000)
Zoom Webinars are the equivalent of BlueJeans Events
If you’re interested in any of the above add-ons please reach out to your Wharton Computing representative.