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Top Rated
299 Ratings
Top Rated
299 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you wish to deliver online training that generates a real classroom feel - Adobe is a great platform. Using other leading webinar platforms to pull this off feels like kind of a stretch. Adobe can upload documents, allow for collaboration and private breakout sessions. There are many features that can bring a true classroom feeling for students. We broke our course out into a week duration for a few hours a day. It is great to see our students take on the technology, understand the material and bond with the instructor and students as if they spent the week under the same roof.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.7
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.8
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.6

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.1
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.0
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.6
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.3
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.5
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.3

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.2
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • The ability to customize your screen layouts. making each classroom unique.
  • Bandwidth and connectivity. Many other webinar platforms have limitations of how many users can attend with cameras. Adobe has no limit on how many users can join a meeting and stream live an HD quality camera. This feature makes the platform a true virtual classroom.
  • Low cost. The pricing for a license is surprisingly affordable. Adobe has demonstrated great customer support as well. they offer other services - like having a tech expert available to assist with new users having any type of issues.
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • Our biggest complaint is always the lag in VoIP conferencing. It seems to fluctuate, but we can have as much as 5-7 seconds of delay at times. This can be a quick way to stifle any discussion that might be taking place. This ends up with a lot of people talking over one another.
  • First-time users sometimes have issues getting the program to open. There is an initial download to get the meeting rooms open and if it doesn't happen automatically, we need to instruct users to try and rejoin the meeting. This isn't a difficult step, but it can prove to be annoying when working with 30-50 new users at one time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
While we are always open to an alternative that meets our needs, we plan to stick with Adobe Connect for the foreseeable future. The product continues to evolve as Adobe rolls out new versions and updates on a fairly frequent basis, and as a hosted customer we receive those updates automatically
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Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
Based on 5 answers
As sophisticated a product as Adobe Connect, the ease of use is outstanding. In my experience, even a user with very little knowledge of Adobe Connect can begin using and even leading sessions with very little training to get started with the basic features. Additional training is needed to become comfortable with the number of available features, but learning curve even for those is no steeper than would normally be expected from similar software.
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Support

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Online Training

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.5
Based on 2 answers
The ability to have most of the functionality of a full LMS at a fraction of the cost is huge. I can create manage and deploy both synchronous and asynchronous training based on the situation and all of my training is tracked through a series of easily created reports
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Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 4 answers
Prices do not seem to vary much among resellers of the Adobe Connect hosted license; the only price variation you're likely to find are among the audio providers. When implementing, you may also wish to look into expanding the amount of storage you are allowed on the server to avoid any problems later on as your library of files starts to build up
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

We have used Nefsis conferencing software in the past. It served a purpose but wasn't nearly as robust in the features it offered, making it just an okay platform for training. For conferencing, it worked very well, but if you're looking to add tools that will contribute to the learning experience, Adobe will provide many more options.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • Provided a larger platform for us to expand our training nationally. Regardless of location, we've been able to provide L&D resources to every level of the company.
  • The easy user interface has allowed us to provide accounts for multiple departments bringing their meetings together nationwide with video and presentations, rather than just a conference call.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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