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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

It is nice for projects where you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. If you are doing a basic live training with a small number of participants, it is easy to manage. I also enjoyed having the ability to brand a classroom and create different setups. I would not recommend if you plan to reuse trainings because of the issue with downloading recordings. I also had issues figuring out how to set up access to live recordings beyond sending a link. I wanted to create a unique login for users but I did not find it easy to do. Also if you want users to view additional videos within the classroom and/or access other third-party features, it is hit or miss. I found it to be incompatible with devices beyond desktop/laptop computers. In addition, the price is a bit expensive for a product that is not as flexible as other products on the market that are cheaper.
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Google Classroom

As a technology integrator that serves two elementary schools, I have seen Google Classroom used in grades K-5. While many teachers use the platform for a variety of tasks, the best use case I've seen is to use it for writing instruction and project creation. In writing, the teacher has instant access to students' work which allows the teacher a quicker response time for leaving comments/feedback within Google Docs which helps guide student writing during the process of writing, not just as a final product analysis. In project creation, teachers can create one template (for example a Google Slides template with a topic on each slide) and share it so that each student gets their own template to customize. From there, the teacher has instant access for comments/feedback. For younger students, Google Classroom is great for sharing links and basic content creation, but students may find it a bit more challenging to access if they have to enter district-created Google logins.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.2
Google Classroom
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Google Classroom
High quality video
Adobe Connect
8.0
Google Classroom
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
6.4
Google Classroom
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.5
Google Classroom

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.5
Google Classroom
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.4
Google Classroom
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.6
Google Classroom

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.8
Google Classroom
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Google Classroom
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.9
Google Classroom
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.4
Google Classroom
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Google Classroom
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.6
Google Classroom

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.7
Google Classroom
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.8
Google Classroom
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.9
Google Classroom
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Google Classroom

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.2
Google Classroom
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.1
Google Classroom
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.4
Google Classroom
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.2
Google Classroom

Learning Management

Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.2
Course authoring
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.3
Course catalog or library
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
7.0
Player/Portal
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
7.8
Learning content
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.7
Mobile friendly
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.0
Assignments
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
9.2
Compliance management
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
7.8
Learning administration
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
7.8
Social learning
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
8.4

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • Allows the use of third-party add-ins such as a timer, or user poll. Pretty easy to set up.
  • Love how you can set up multiple classrooms and create branding for each.
  • Convenient method for contacting participants. Provide templates for sending out notifications.
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Google Classroom

  • Allows safe digital communication between the student and teacher
  • Allows for digital classroom discussions
  • Keeps assignments organized
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • For some add-ins the functionality was limited - had problem with the PowerPoint slideshow feature. It did not always display properly as you progressed in slides.
  • Some of the features were not compatible with phones. For example, Some participants were using phones to participate in class and the features were not compatible. There was no way to test the feature compatibility with different platforms. You create something beautiful for your trainees and you are unable to use.
  • The price points were not very flexible. I had limited needs and I was paying a higher price tag than I should for what I needed. They should be more flexible with pricing based on features needed.
  • Downloading recordings was a HUGE pain in the neck. Most of the training conducted lasted 3 hours or more. I felt like I was being punished to have to play back the entire presentation to download the recording.
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Google Classroom

  • Loading students into a class can become cumbersome; it relies on downloading a CSV file and then uploading that---requiring a strong knowledge of how to do that.
  • For someone new to using something like this, looking at the site initially may make them feel overwhelmed by all the information available.
  • Although there is good information within the help center, it is difficult to find a way to contact someone directly, like a chat feature for example.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
Given our recent success with Adobe Connect in deploying enterprise-wide training solutions and our subsequent investment in on-boarding designers and facilitators to deploy additional projects using it, I can see no reason we would not renew or change to another provider at this time. While Adobe Connect is a sophisticated solution, the learning curve is not nearly as steep comparable to other products, which has helped us quickly expand our use of it across the company.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
More and more teachers are adopting Google Classroom into their curriculum at our school. I foresee it expanding throughout the school
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Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
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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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Simple design and seamless integration with Google tools and drive, but missing some key features. However, since it is limited in overall functions and ability to truly personalize / customize, it is quite user friendly and easy to set up and get going, other than sending out the code to your course or dropping students in via their gmail account. Users of Google Forms and sites will find the layout similar in design.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.
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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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Google Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Google Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

Bar none... Skype Business was used for a short period of time. Rooms crashing, lag, inability to screen share at times, room limitations, etc... These were all issues we faced when moving to Skype Business as a way to interact. Although there are many issues with Adobe Connect, these issue are nowhere near what we faced when attempting to communicate with Skype Business on a large scale.
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Google Classroom

A dedicated LMS is far more capable in providing control, customization, and analytics. Customer service from enterprise LMS clients also offers more options and support.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • On a positive note, I believe this has increased the scores of agents in a way that is influential and it shows. Getting immediate answers for problems plaguing our agents is first and foremost in making sure that we are not only addressing the vendors needs, but the customer's as well. We have used other platforms in the past. This has a far better impact on our overall numbers, I believe, as well as employee success and confidence.
  • Negative impacts by employees and affecting overall numbers in the company may be attributed to the lag or "boot" when agents are removed from the room without warning. This can cause confidence of agents to plummet and leave them without any support.
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Google Classroom

  • Adding structure and information to classrooms
  • Giving students access to class information, documents, and giving them a support structure.
  • Gives teachers a powerful tool to use in managing and enhancing a classroom for students
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

Google Classroom

General

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

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