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Adobe Connect

282 Ratings

Adobe Connect

282 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

Google Classroom

90 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If communicating with 30-90 agents in the virtual world, Adobe Connect definitely allows for the communication in a simplified environment. For example, f you have 30 agents taking calls, this program offers a way for agents to communicate. If questions are needed answered, the hosts have the ability to pose those questions and get answers from the group. In a smaller group, this may be a bit of overkill and may not be needed. Large groups of 75-100 would create and environment that is less appropriate as there are to many people asking questions and not receiving answers. This amount of people in one room may get lost in the confusion.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is great for almost any classroom environment. It is a simple digital platform, and works well at the high school level, particularly given there is an in class component as well. It may be a bit simplistic for a college setting, though it can definitely be as complex or simple as you want it to be. For instance, I have embedded HTML elements in Classroom.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Google Classroom
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Google Classroom
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Google Classroom
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Google Classroom
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Google Classroom

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Google Classroom
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Google Classroom
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Google Classroom

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Google Classroom
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Google Classroom
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Google Classroom
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Google Classroom
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Google Classroom
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Google Classroom

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Google Classroom
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Google Classroom
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Google Classroom
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Google Classroom

Online Events Security

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

Learning Management

Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
5.9
Course authoring
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
9.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
1.0
Player/Portal
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
3.0
Learning content
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
10.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
7.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
6.0
Assignments
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
10.0
Compliance management
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
2.0
Learning administration
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
3.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
4.0
Social learning
Adobe Connect
Google Classroom
10.0

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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  • It organizes assignments in one easy place for students to see.
  • Google Classroom enables students and parents to see announcements and reminders.
  • Google Classroom enables students to access assignments from home, printing out handouts and worksheets, and also see links to important classroom materials.
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Cons

  • Slides and images can be pre-loaded and deployed easily, but we have noticed some buffering issues when attempting to show video as a pre-loaded file.
  • Shared Templates offer a great way to set up and save multiple pods and layouts, however, we have encountered some issues when attempting to set up and save Breakout Rooms in a Shared Template.
  • When demonstrating screen-share tutorials for software, some parts of the application do not always render correctly for the viewer. In our experience, this problem typically occurs with more complex, multi-window applications.
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  • Parent Portal: So many of my parents request parent access but at this time I can only tell them to sign in under their child's account.
  • Tracking more than completion: As students become familiar with classroom they realize they can submit work without doing it, I would love a feature that checks for edits or work completion before allowing submission.
  • Edit posted assignments: It is hard to make edits to documents once you have posted the assignments.
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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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Google Classroom10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 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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Google Classroom9.0
Based on 1 answer
This is only a product I would recommend to a humanities teacher. Math and science teachers cannot use this product the same way that I can as an English teacher. It is great for word process and for reading, but unable to handle the demands of math and science. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product to English or Social Studies teachers, but NOT math or science teachers
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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

Features and ease-of-use. Once you have used Adobe's platform with its ability to put any type of content in to the platform and have it be reflected exactly to any viewer, you know you have a winner.
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I have not found Schoology to be user friendly...I have been more productive with google classroom for the needs in my classroom.
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Return on Investment

  • Our company saves thousands of dollars every year by conducting webinars and virtual conferences online instead of live events.
  • The leads we get from marketing events are better qualified when we use the webinar module because we can customize the registration forms and see from where the leads were generated.
  • I work a lot with the Department of Defense and they have saved hundreds of thousands in training costs, since much of their budgets have been tightened or eliminated.
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  • It has increased parent support for blended learning.
  • It has also increased technology awareness for students and family.
  • It has supported inclusive learning well. Assignments can be distributed for various levels of responses.
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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

Google Classroom

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