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Setting up a webinar using Zoom

Tampere University community is using Zoom as a video meeting service, which can be used for organizing video meetings, distance learning and webinars for larger number of participants.

You can create a Zoom webinar in the Zoom web portal . Capacity of a Zoom webinar is 500 participants. It is possible to temporarily increase the capacity of Zoom webinars to 1000 participants.

A Zoom event with a webinar license differs from events made with a meeting license in terms of the roles of the participants. In the webinar, the roles of the participants are "panelist" and "attendee". Panelists can use the camera, microphone, and screen sharing. Participants do not have a camera and microphone, they can participate in the conversation via chat or Q&A tool. Also, the participant will not see a list of participants to see the other participants.

Requests to temporary increase capacity of Zoom webinars are sent to the IT Helpdesk: it-helpdesk [at] (it-helpdesk[at]tuni[dot]fi).


Creating a Zoom webinar

You can create a link to the event in the Zoom web portal (webinars, schedule a webinar). The settings are much the same as for Zoom meetings. In the settings, you can select whether the practise session is enabled . Organizers and invited panelists can join the practise session before the audience is admitted to the webinar. After creating the webinar link, you can invite panelists to the event based on their email address (Invite panelist function), which will automatically give them the role of a panelist with camera and microphone rights. If you enable registration for the event, you can specify in the registration settings whether the participants are accepted automatically or manually via the Zoom portal. Those waiting for approval can be found under registration settings.


Setting up a webinar using Teams

The Teams webinar has a capacity of 1,000 participants. Learn more about Teams live event and webinar


IT Helpdesk
0294 520 500
it-helpdesk [at] (it-helpdesk[at]tuni[dot]fi)


Published: 1.2.2019
Updated: 25.6.2024