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Adobe Presenter

24 Ratings

Schoology

101 Ratings

Adobe Presenter

24 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Schoology

101 Ratings
Score 9 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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Schoology

Schoology is perfect for the digital classroom environment where all students have access to a device. It is a great tool to get the entire school on the same page. The student calendar helps them be more organized. The Advisee role allows for counselors to provide focused and direct intervention to struggling learners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Schoology
7.9
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Schoology
9.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Schoology
7.9
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Schoology
6.7
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Schoology
7.7
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Schoology
7.8
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Schoology
8.2
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Schoology
8.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Schoology
8.0
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
Schoology
9.0
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
Schoology
6.7
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
Schoology
8.2

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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  • Schoology empowers students to track and monitor their progress within all of their courses.
  • Schoology bridges communication gaps between parents and classroom teachers.
  • Schoology elevates the learning environment for classroom teachers by allowing them to digitally transform student assignments.
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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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  • The iOS based app for Schoology does not include many of the features that are available through the browser-based version.
  • Some of the reporting features available through Schoology are antiquated, making grading data difficult to interpret.
  • Users don't have the options to set their own default settings, making information curation timely in some cases.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
Based on 1 answer
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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Schoology8.9
Based on 5 answers
While we have taken time to re-evaluate our selected 1:1 devices, Schoology's impact on student learning is unquestioned. Students are able to connect with other learners, create and share products of their learning, and develop their digital fluency through their use of Schoology.
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Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
Based on 1 answer
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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Schoology8.1
Based on 4 answers
It's very easy to use Schoology. As with any LMS, it helps to learn some tips and tricks prior to getting started. But, each item is clearly indicated within the platform. If I want to add materials, it is right at the top of my screen. If I want to view the calendar, it is indicated to the right of my screen. Navigating a course and the platform is quite straightforward. Additionally, the benefit of Schoology's help center and user community makes asking and answering questions quick and easy.
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Support

Adobe Presenter3.6
Based on 1 answer
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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Schoology8.2
Based on 2 answers
Over the past few months I have seen an increased success rate with support. I have focused many of my requests on the customer chat feature. From there issues can be resolved or passed along to the appropriate parties
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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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Schoology provided all of the features of Canvas for a much lower cost. Its ever increasing integration of outside apps and LTIs makes it a great choice for those looking for an LMS. With new question types on the way, outstanding Google and Microsoft integration and interfaces that are cleaner and more streamlined, it makes a great choice to house content, conduct assessments, and for conducting training. Additionally, its AMP system combines learning management and assessment management into one easy-­to-­use Assessment Management Platform (AMP), bringing together student learning experiences with comprehensive assessment and actionable reporting.
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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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  • Students are happier
  • Schoology has allowed our 1-to-1 program to flourish, and this program is a big selling point to our community
  • The faculty is happier; creates for better learning environment for our students
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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

Schoology

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