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Adobe Connect

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Works great for webinars, meetings and break-out sessions in my opinion. These are the types of scenarios that I have tested, but the only problem would be the price in relation to services. Rooms can be customised to fit your needs too, so just keep that in-mind as this can prove to be very useful
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Blackboard Collaborate

It's useful for a classroom video session with a professor, as multiple students can access it at once (it will stream better if only the instructor uses video and others just use chat) and both lecture or answer questions, employing the Whiteboard feature as necessary. There is a hand raising option students can use to signal that they have a question, or they can just put a question in on the chat section.It is not as interactive as some video tutoring platforms I have seen, but it is something that our support services at school have access to with a site license, so it's ideal for us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Blackboard Collaborate
7.2
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Blackboard Collaborate
7.3
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Blackboard Collaborate
7.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Blackboard Collaborate
6.2
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Blackboard Collaborate
8.4

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Blackboard Collaborate
8.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Blackboard Collaborate
7.3
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Blackboard Collaborate
8.7

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Blackboard Collaborate
9.4
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Blackboard Collaborate
9.9
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Blackboard Collaborate
9.7
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Blackboard Collaborate
8.2
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Blackboard Collaborate
9.3
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Blackboard Collaborate
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Blackboard Collaborate
9.6
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Blackboard Collaborate
9.3
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Blackboard Collaborate
9.9
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Blackboard Collaborate
9.5

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Blackboard Collaborate
8.0
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Blackboard Collaborate
5.7
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Blackboard Collaborate
9.5
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Blackboard Collaborate
9.0

Pros

  • The main reason we chose Adobe Connect over other platforms is the robust Breakout Room option. Using Breakout Rooms in a class of 20-30 participants really drives interactivity in a virtual session. Participants love the design of small group activities RVIBE brings to a meeting and Adobe Connect is the tool of choice.
  • Polling is another great feature. The addition of Short answer polls let's our clients gain real insight into what their participants want. To be able to use polls in the event and not have to email them out our clients receive instant feedback and higher participation rating.
  • Custom pods. Adobe allows company's like RVIBE to create custom pods. RVIBE has created a GameShow Pod that helps drive gamification within an event. All RVIBE clients get to use this Pod free of charge and we have received great feedback . Its a simple pod that amplifies interactivity past what you can do in a live non virtual setting. RVIBE also has what we call our Vusion Pod. This brings HD quality video to the Adobe Connect environment. RVIBE is able to run multiple Adobe Connect sessions at the same time and with the Vusion Pod we can broadcast a live unified message to all sessions simultaneously. Think of a conference Town Hall then everyone goes to their small breakout sessions. With Adobe Connect and RVIBE Vusion you can conduct a Virtual Conference with a unified Town Hall!
  • The ability to Bridge TC systems and still conduct Breakout sessions is a great add for clients that are afraid to move to VoIP or just prefer TC over VoIP.
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  • Allows for sharing of the whiteboard between participants
  • Easy to enter rooms
  • Ease of recordings and retrieval of recordings
  • The tools that are available...text, write, chat, talk, app share, go directly to videos
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Cons

  • Adobe Connect must improve its implementation in the mobile part, since its operation in these devices is very limited.
  • I would like to be able to paste an image on the board and get better results when I paste a text, sometimes I have difficulties to adjust all the pods I want to use on the screen (discussion, chat, video, area to share).
  • I would like that Adobe Connect had a little more functionality, that is, that you could play music in the lobby, serial a great compliment for this application.
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  • Some of the more advanced features are difficult to use.
  • Troubleshooting at home can be difficult--if it doesn't open for some reason, etc.
  • I have been kicked off repeatedly before (although this might be more my own computer functionality, rather than the program).
  • Sometimes there is a lag, causing the presenter's voice to need to catch up/speed up.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
I give it a 9 out of 10 because of the ease of use and multiple ways to engage your audience. I do not like the fact that when I am looking to include graphics and art to my presentations it take a lot of time to convert them over to object for display. The archive functionality and editing with recordings is a great feature as well
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Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a tool that faculty likes to use. It has so much flexibility to allow students to see a class even if they happen to not be available in the classroom.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
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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Blackboard Collaborate8.9
Based on 3 answers
Collaborate is a easy to use, easy to learn, and a well supported product. It is not overly complex yet it is quite feature rich. I think that most users (both instructors and students) should find it easy to use without much outside help.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Blackboard Collaborate8.0
Based on 1 answer
The availability of the software is quite impressive. You can access it at any time that you want and from anywhere that you want, but that depends on how the software is set up by the University. There might be sudden outages due to not having enough space on your database, which we had that very issue happen recently here at our University. During that time, you could not access their blackboard at all until it was brought up online again.
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Performance

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No answers yet
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Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance of the software is remarkable. The loading speed of the pages is more than satisfying, it all depends on the users internet package. So far, there wasn't any issue of Blackboard slowing down other software or systems when integrated with them
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Support

Adobe Connect7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackboard support is quite knowledgeable and quick to respond to requests.
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Online Training

Adobe Connect7.5
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 Connect7.9
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

We selected Adobe Connect, because it is an application with a lower cost and offers the same functionality as Skype for Business, and even its interface seems easier to use and more practical.
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Blackboard Collaborate meets the needs of a conferencing tool. It is especially great used in sync with other Blackboard products.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Blackboard Collaborate8.0
Based on 1 answer
The reason for this rating is that the software is a pretty good tool that can be utilized for use in all of the Universities around the world. It has the capability to fulfill the needs of various different education systems. Although, there are slight improvements that are needed, therefore the rating is at 8.
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Return on Investment

  • The UI is very dated, integration with Eloqua needs improvement, meeting recording can also be improved, automated emails could be improved, event set up could be improved and audience engagement can also be improved
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  • It's definitely allowed us to gain customers by being able to demo our courses and talk through them.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

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

Blackboard Collaborate

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