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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

FoxDen

1 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

FoxDen

1 Ratings
Score 2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Figure out if you're looking for a conferencing tool or a training tool. If the primary purpose is going to be for web meetings, then I would likely look elsewhere. There is better standalone conferencing software. If you're trying to upgrade your training platform, this is a great option. They offer an abundance of tools that make this a viable option for those who will be presenting without producers as well.
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FoxDen

FoxDen tended to work slightly better for very small video conferences. The audio was typically reliable, so it would be ok to use for audio conferencing. It is definitely not ready for prime time: it cannot handle very large conferences. It didn't seem ready to be used on mobile either. I also think it's better suited for a smaller company.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
FoxDen
3.0
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
FoxDen
5.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
FoxDen
1.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
FoxDen
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
FoxDen
3.0

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
FoxDen
4.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
FoxDen
4.0
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
FoxDen

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
FoxDen
8.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
FoxDen
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
FoxDen
8.0
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
FoxDen
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
FoxDen
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
FoxDen

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
FoxDen
8.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
FoxDen
8.0
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
FoxDen
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
FoxDen

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
FoxDen
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
FoxDen
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
FoxDen
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
FoxDen

Pros

  • Adobe Connect handles streaming multiple videos (e.g. many different webcams or streaming a pre-recorded video) quite well with minimal issues.
  • Adobe Connect allows for creation and switching between multiple screen layouts so that you can plan a course flow ahead of time and implement it flawlessly for participants. There is another key feature called Prepare Mode which allows the host to modify or prepare a different screen layout while everyone else remains in the last layout.
  • Adobe Connect allows for breakout rooms. This feature is useful for classroom delivery webinars which require the users to break into smaller groups for working on a problem or brainstorming.
  • Adobe Connect allows the host to email themselves a copy of the chat history. The history is often useful for other educators not present in that session who wish to review the types of questions/answers come up in a past session.
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  • Easy to join meetings
  • Audio is fairly reliable
  • Moderately easy to host meetings
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Cons

  • The steps to connect to the Adobe Connect meeting room are clunky. There are many things that - if not completed ahead of time - cause problems for users who click on the meeting room link thinking they can just login and go in (like other platforms). The login and connection experience seems to be different on different operating systems and web browsers.
  • Troubleshooting is incredibly challenging for issues such as having trouble connecting, not hearing what is presented, not seeing content, microphone works in the audio test but not when you're actually going to use it, webcams showing just black screens.
  • Adobe Connect still uses Flash. There are apps for connecting to the meeting room from Apple and Android portable devices and they work ok but it isn't the same as the desktop web platform.
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  • Horrible video quality. It basically never worked, and we stopped using the video feature.
  • Buggy behavior all the time. Dropped calls, loss of screen sharing, rendered unusable most of the time.
  • Poor response by the vendor to issues. The answer was basically "we know it's unusable, and we're trying to figure that out. There's nothing we can do right now."
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
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 Connect9.0
Based on 5 answers
It allows me to do my job remotely w/o having to
visit clients Face to Face
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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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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

RVIBE is platform agnostic so we know and use any and all virtual platforms depending on our clients requirements. Platforms like WebEx, GoToMeeting, Zoom, Blue Jeans, On24, Skype, Google Hangouts, Lync, Wiggio, ect all have similar options and their own niches in the virtual platform space but if you are serious about Virtual Instructor Led Training or highly engaging webinars Adobe Connect is RVIBE's choice.
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I believe they selected FoxDen because we use ReadyTalk for voice conferencing and FoxDen represented a cost savings compared to our previous Skype for Business investment. However, in the end, most of our company has abandoned ever using FoxDen and, instead, still uses all of the products listed above (Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, Slack) or just plain ReadyTalk voice conferencing.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Connect has increased student success and student relationships with instructors.
  • Employees are now able to log-in for meetings that fit around their schedule while still being able to view archives for missed information.
  • Employees from a variety of places are able to come together to gain insights on best practices, new college initiatives and state of the college as well as share ideas.
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  • Increased the length of our meetings due to copious amounts of time spent trying to fix the video and screen sharing.
  • Added frustration for everyone who attempted to use it.
  • Ultimately resulted in a lot of money lost on video equipment that everyone stopped using in favor of voice-only conferencing due to the faulty video.
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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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FoxDen

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