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Adobe Presenter

24 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Google Classroom

87 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

As I mentioned earlier, it's best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide "training." That's why we tend to use it when the information is relatively simple and/or doesn't need to be fully internalized or mastered (which would require providing opportunities for practice and feedback and a more engaging, interactive learning experience). However, it can be used as part of a blended-learning solution, with some information provided via an Adobe Presenter module first, and then some kind of instructor-led session as a follow-up, which would include more role-specific info, as well as practice and feedback opportunities.Also, as I mentioned earlier, Adobe Presenter Video Express is great for creating quick overview demos about a new system -- more of a "see what it can do" type thing than a "here's how you do it" thing (unless the "it" is very simple and the video is used more as a microlearning/performance support type of offering).
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Google Classroom

Teachers no longer have to bring home a large bag filled with papers. Google classroom makes it easy to send and receive assignments to students for grading. Teachers can also leave feedback in real time. Students get a quicker turn around on their assignments and grades with Google classroom. This also prepares them for the future in their career and college.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Google Classroom
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Google Classroom
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Google Classroom
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Google Classroom
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Google Classroom
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Google Classroom
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Google Classroom
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Google Classroom

Pros

  • A pro user can definitely generate an impressive presentation for exhibitions and other networking events.
  • Converts Powerpoints into learning courses effectively.
  • The option provided to chat during the presentation is quite useful, especially for trainees.
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  • Post Assignments: As a Google school with Chromebooks, classroom is by far the easiest and simplest way for faculty to post and receive assignments using Google Docs.
  • Quizzes: With built-in integrations with Google Forms, quizzes are easy to build and grade.
  • Building classes: Making a class is simple, and it is a great way to communicate directly with the students.
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Cons

  • I feel it is a bit overpriced. That may be because of the Adobe name.
  • Our team has experienced a few technical issues over time which sometimes limit our use of the software.
  • Limited features available for our macOS users.
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  • Google classroom could improve by making a location for a collected grade book so that I do not have to go back to each assignment and find the grades.
  • There are some functional pieces that are missing but they are not impacting the work flow.
  • I wish it would mark an assignment complete when they submit with out them having to go back and hit complete.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
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My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
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Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
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For all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. Overall, it's quite easy to create basic presentations with and to publish output with, either to an Adobe server, an LMS, or, I think, as stand-alone module. But there are some areas for improvement and better in-product help and explanations would be helpful, as well.
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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 Presenter3.6
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I think I pretty much answered this earlier....premium support is extremely expensive and online support can be difficult to navigate. Although, to be fair, when it comes to Presenter (compared to, say, Captivate), there isn't too frequent a need for support, since Presenter is a rather simple tool to use
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter was the first product we started using. We were lacking something in our system and someone recommended Adobe Presenter to us. After carefully reviewing aspects of Adobe Presenter, we figured it will be best for our needs. Although the transition period was a little tough for us, in a couple of weeks time we were very comfortable with it.
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Google Classroom is more streamlined and focused on the end game of getting assignments to and from students without clogging up their feed. Schoology feels more like an educational Facebook page.
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Return on Investment

  • It will be safe to say that overall impact had been positive in regards to ROI
  • Training costs have been reduced by a huge margin since we started using this tool.
  • Time consumed in training staff is also decreased, as with Adobe Presenter training can be done remotely and are able to train different groups at the same time.
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  • Increased homwork completion and comprehension.
  • Eliminates lost or forgotton assignments.
  • Better communication to parents of what assignments are assigned and when they are due.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

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