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Adobe Connect

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

For larger corporations vetting the scenarios out with your IT prior to purchasing or using a product like Adobe Connect is essential. RVIBE prides itself for successfully bridging the gap between you and your IT department. Does our distributed workforce have access to the microphone and webcams in their laptops or tablets. Are we forced to be on VPN? Is our Network large enough to handle holding a meeting with everyone at their desk? Do we need an HD broadcast because this is a VP and they need to look good?For smaller companies do you need breakout rooms? How many participants will really be on each call? Adobe Connect might be too much technology for the cost. It all comes down to the requirements. RVIBE takes the requirements and guides you down the right path.
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Moodle

Moodle is great for both corporate and education (I have used it in both environments). Moodle is suited well for those who are willing to get their hands a little dirty. Not everything in Moodle is intuitive and you'll need to be curious and a problem solver in order to figure out which settings to use and how to perform certain functions. However, it is rewarding to learn Moodle because there is an entire community that is also using it and willing to help you out.If you want an easy interface that is intuitive then Moodle might not be for you. When you are looking to use Moodle you should ask yourself a few questions about your needs.Who is going to host your LMS? Is it going to be in-house or through a vendor? The answer to these two questions will answer several other capability questions for Moodle. For instance, if you will need to add a bunch of plugins in order to make Moodle customized to meet your needs, you will probably want to go in-house because several of the cost efficient Moodle hosts like mdlspot.net do not add plugins for you. Also, if the majority of your training is face-to-face, then you might want to consider the LMSs that cater to that type of instruction.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Moodle
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Moodle
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Moodle
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Moodle
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Moodle

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Moodle
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Moodle
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Moodle

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Moodle
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Moodle
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Moodle
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Moodle
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Moodle
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Moodle

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Moodle
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Moodle
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Moodle
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Moodle

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Moodle
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Moodle
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Moodle
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Moodle

Learning Management

Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.7
Course authoring
Adobe Connect
Moodle
9.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.6
Player/Portal
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.4
Learning content
Adobe Connect
Moodle
9.7
Mobile friendly
Adobe Connect
Moodle
7.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.8
Assignments
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.8
Compliance management
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.3
Learning administration
Adobe Connect
Moodle
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.5
Social learning
Adobe Connect
Moodle
8.7

Pros

  • Polling
  • Lots of 3rd party add ons available
  • desktop sharing
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  • Moodle is open-source. This means we are able to easily extend Moodle without having to pay for additional functionality. An active user community continues to extend and support Moodle use. We are able to contribute directly by fixing bugs or enhancing functionality, and these changes can be submitted to the community for use by others. We can also make use of enhancements submitted by other users. The roadmap for development and the process of engaging in that process are open and transparent.
  • Moodle is constructivist by design, supporting several means for learners to interact with one another as part of the learning process. Support for discussions is reasonably strong. The Workshop module, while complicated to configure, supports peer review of work using instructor-defined rubrics.
  • Moodle supports standards such as IMS Common Cartridge, LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability), XML-RPC, etc., allowing content to be imported from other systems (or exported to them). This enhances our ability to incorporate Open Education Resources in our course offerings. This also aided in our migration from our previous LMS.
  • Multiple hosting vendors are available to provide SaaS solutions, or an institution may choose to host Moodle themselves, depending on resources available at the institution.
  • There is an incredibly wide variety of add-ons, most of which are hosted and/or indexed at the moodle.org site, which also provides rating tools, support forum areas, bug tracking, etc. In particular, Open University in the UK, using Moodle to support tens of thousands of completely online students, has contributed a number of solid enhancements to the platform.
  • Moodle integrates with a variety of authentication systems, including most of those likely to be in use at a college or university. We have used both LDAP and CAS.
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Cons

  • User Interface is dated
  • Setting up meeting is cumbersome, many of our instructors get confused by it
  • Being able to download recording to local computer is way over due
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  • Sometimes Moodle has issues “communicating” with certain outside sources such as Lockdown Browser.
  • When upgrading to the 3.4 version of Moodle, the campus is noticing that some activity plugins are not upgradable.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
The longer you use Adobe Connect, the longer you are likely to use it. Because you can build more and more resources over time, creating rooms that you re-use, recorded content you can repurpose, and tools that form the basis of ever increasing productivity, the more you use Connect, the more productive you become. Unlike competing products where, with every meeting you essentially start over -- setting up your resources for each meeting -- in my Connect rooms, I have highly tuned tools to accomplish my knowledge transfer goals. When I want to conduct another session - I send a link out to the appropriate room and instantly we are all focusing on getting a job done together. This ability of Adobe Connect to make you productive at an ever quickening rate is a competitive advantage
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Moodle10.0
Based on 20 answers
Our entire platform is built around Moodle. We have over 3 years of development with Moodle at the core. It's not going away any time soon.
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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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Moodle9.3
Based on 7 answers
Simple uses of Moodle, e.g. to post documents to support a face to face course and perhaps provide a discussion forum for intermittent use, are very easy. Using Moodle as a platform for entirely online courses at a college level requires considerable configuration and selection of customized add-ons to provide missing functionality. Once the system is set up, instruction to faculty and students may be required as every system has specific features and interface elements that are likely to be unusual or even unique. The open-source nature of Moodle does not encourage consistency of the interface. Disagreements in the open source community sometimes hinder improvements to core features, e.g. long-awaited enhancements to the Forum tools.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Moodle9.5
Based on 3 answers
It's free, open source software. The biggest expense is hosting it, followed by paying a developer (or developers) to keep things up and running (especially with unique authentication needs, enterprise wide use, etc).
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Performance

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Moodle10.0
Based on 1 answer
Moodle is an excellent LMS in relationship to any other one that I have seen or used. The pages load quickly and the reports complete in a reasonable time frame. Moodle has taken on Respondus, StudyMate, BigBlueButton, Turning Tech, Turnitin2, Certificates, Attendance, Tegrity, Questionnaire, Virtual Programming Lab, and Badges. All of these programs work right in with Moodle and do not cause any issues. Instructors may also use Camtasia and Snagit software as well as using webcams, downloading videos from the Internet, adding into books, or any of the many other areas within Moodle. Our instructors use the grade books without many problems and really don't ask questions much anymore. We upgrade Moodle every semester and are currently on 2.9+. Our instructors have basically learned to use most of the resources and activities.
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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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Moodle9.3
Based on 4 answers
We use Moodlerooms. I know they work with a triage method but sometimes the things you feel important is not to them. I also feel larger institutions (more $) can get a higher priority.
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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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Moodle6.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used a few sites and they were adequate but my best learning experience was face to face and hands on.
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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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Moodle9.8
Based on 2 answers
Find a partner who will work with you during the implementation process. Be sure to provide ample training for veteran users on the changes and for newbies on the overall product.
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Alternatives Considered

We found that WebEx was 'flat' when it came to training for extended periods of time. Deeper interactions created by AC with the course content, the instructors and, ultimately, with the students creates a successful class. A successful class means students that have been exposed to (in our case) intensely complex & technical content that wasn't hampered by stupid technical failures & lack of features. For example: in WebEx, when the Host dropped off, the classroom would get torn-down with it. It was a mad-scramble to get the classroom back up, and somehow notify the attendees that they can 'dial back in', etc. Additionally, the WebEx 'cloud' for course content storage & subsequent access wasn't as rich, or as flexible as AC's, and we found that our CDT release management team couldn't integrate their processes easily with WebEx, and therefore we regularly ran into inconsistencies in versions delivered.
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Moodle provides basic LMS functionality that is easy to use. In an organization with a very tight budget, an expensive LMS was not an option. Moodle allowed us to enter the online education market with a very small initial investment. As revenue is generated, it can be reinvested to further customize the product and extend functionality.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Moodle9.5
Based on 2 answers
Moodle is the easiest software to find out issues that occur. Although we have very few problems, it is simple for our Server Administrator to find out any that I cannot figure out that are the simple issues that our new instructors may have. He is able to search within the server where I cannot and is able to search within the server logs that I cannot see. Most of these problems are resolved within 24 hours or less.
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Return on Investment

  • Unfortunately, some of our marketers have actually stopped doing Web conferences with their attorneys due to our reliability issues with the software. We're losing out on key touchpoints with our clients and prospects because of reliability and complexity issues.
  • I think the ability to do Web conferences does help greatly. It's another service we can offer to existing clients to present in-house CLE series for their GCs. It also helps establish our attorneys as thoguht leaders in a given area.
  • I think one of our biggest issues is the reliability of the software, which many times can reflect badly on us and in turn may make our contacts not come back for a second web conference. We hope that the content we provide outweighs any technical issues our participants have, but we cannot be sure of this factor.
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  • Better access for students - Students can easily access course content, take assessments and view grades at any given moment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Low cost - Moodle is free--as in beer--so the cost is very low if you have your own server. We save tens of thousands of dollars a year by using Moodle instead of the other managed LMS options out there. Managing our Moodle instances is just one of my assigned tasks, so it doesn't necessarily require a dedicated staff member to manage it as their only responsibility, depending on the size of your institution.
  • Other savings - There is no real way for us to assess how much time is saved by faculty using Moodle to manage their courses, or to figure out how many pages of paper aren't printed out because students can access those documents electronically, but we believe they are significant. Consider the following for instance. Suppose you had 200 courses per semester, each with an average of 15 students, and 50 pages worth of documents, and documents cost $0.05 per page. All of those pages not being printed out for students would save you roughly $7500 per semester in printing costs, not to mention time saved by not sending an order to print services or printing on a local printer, not replacing paper/toner, and not distributing them in class.
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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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Moodle

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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