Teams Live Events is a feature within Microsoft Teams that enables Oxford University staff to schedule, produce and broadcast meetings to a large online audience up to 10,000 and is supported by the Educational Media team and their support documentation.
It is especially useful if you are presenting to an audience outside of the University as attendees can watch via a web URL link and don’t have to log in. Teams Live Events is designed to be used for large-scale information dissemination such as town hall meetings, departmental updates, broadcasting keynotes or online training at scale. It is an extension of Teams Meetings and uses all the familiar tools and layout of a normal Teams meeting but with the ability to control the presentation of the meeting more and, importantly, go past the current 350 attendee limit.
Unlike regular Teams meetings, Teams Live meetings are not designed to be a chat-based collaborative events but instead one-to-many communications where the hosts/producers are guiding the presenter-led interactions. Attendees join via a shared URL link and can only view the content the hosts decide to make live. Attendees cannot be seen or heard by the presenters, but can participate in discussions using a moderated Q&A chat function.