Video Conferences

This article covers using Virtual Meetings for individual meetings and small group collaborations. To learn about using virtual meetings for teaching or learning within Canvas, see Virtual Meetings for Instruction.

Wharton offers two supported video conferencing solutions:

Your classes may use a mix of the two tools; be sure to check with your professor.

This feature comparison of BlueJeans and Zoom can help you choose between the two.

Before You Start 
You will need the following before you can complete this task: 

  • An active PennKey account
  • Faculty and Staff: admin access to your devices (to install the app)

BlueJeans

BlueJeans is a cloud-based cross platform video conferencing service that makes it easy to collaborate with your colleagues. BlueJeans can be started and joined via a PC, Mac, smartphone, or regular landline (audio only). Each meeting can accommodate up to 200 participants and supports recording of the meeting and screen/media sharing. All Wharton students, faculty, and staff have access to BlueJeans.

Zoom

Zoom is another cloud-based cross platform video conferencing service. Like BlueJeans, Zoom makes it easy to collaborate with your colleagues, and can be started and joined via a PC, Mac, smartphone, or regular landline (audio only). Each meeting can accommodate up to 300 participants and supports recording of the meeting and screen/media sharing. All Wharton students, faculty, and staff have access to Zoom.