A couple of guidelines can include:
Resource rich calls - web platform where visuals can be shown (i.e. PowerPoint) supported by chat and other functionality
Complex issues requiring dialogue - breakout functionality creates the space for virtual breakout rooms where smaller groups can come together for discussion and dialogue. See yTeams365 #1016 on different ideas for breakouts.
Smaller groups - live streaming can allow smaller groups to see each other. Some platforms such as zoom allow you to have up to 12 people on the main screen seeing each other at the same time. This allows you at the start of the call to have more connection with each other and may lead to more engagement. You can switch over to screen sharing for other activities such as sharing content, while still being able to see some of the group members.
Consider the accessibility of the group or team you are working with - what platforms do they have access to? What technological issues might get in the way? Even if you want to have everyone live streaming with each other, does everyone have web cam that allows them to stream?
What are the considerations you want to keep in mind as you go about selecting a platform of choice?
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