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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    BigBlueButton

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Skype

    79%
    Skype ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    131 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    129 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    126 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    114 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    BigBlueButton

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Skype

    79%
    Skype ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    114 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    57 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    BigBlueButton

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Skype

    79%
    Skype ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    81 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    102 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    61 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    73 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    65 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    BigBlueButton

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Skype

    81%
    Skype ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    107 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    62 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    59 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    BigBlueButton

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Skype

    76%
    Skype ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    83 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    79 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    58 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      BigBlueButton

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.8

      Skype

      78%
      136 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      BigBlueButton

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.9

      Skype

      99%
      4 Ratings

      Usability

      BigBlueButton

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.0

      Skype

      70%
      2 Ratings

      Support Rating

      BigBlueButton

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.0

      Skype

      80%
      75 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

      BigBlueButton

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      10.0

      Skype

      100%
      3 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      BigBlueButton

      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      Skype is well suited for quick calls back and forth, in both video and audio, among team members who have it already installed and who know how to use it. It is less well-suited when trying to do a presentation for somebody who does NOT have it installed or who lacks internet speed.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Pros

      BigBlueButton

      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
      • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
      • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cons

      BigBlueButton

      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      • This is really small, but I'd love to see the emoticons updated to emojis.
      • Make calling free like some other communications app providers.
      • Grant the ability to not show that you're online even when you are. Sometimes you want to make a call, but you don't want other people to see you're online and start messaging you.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Pricing Details

      BigBlueButton

      General

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

      Starting Price

      Skype

      General

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

      Starting Price

      Likelihood to Renew

      BigBlueButton

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      Skype 9.9
      Based on 4 answers
      I really appreciate Skype for its features and quality standards. It really helps in terms of virtual assistance in the lockdown period where we need to maintain Social distancing and need to work online.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Usability

      BigBlueButton

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      Skype 7.0
      Based on 2 answers
      Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
      Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Support Rating

      BigBlueButton

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      Skype 8.0
      Based on 75 answers
      I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product.However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
      Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Implementation Rating

      BigBlueButton

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      Skype 10.0
      Based on 3 answers
      It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Alternatives Considered

      BigBlueButton

      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.
      Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Return on Investment

      BigBlueButton

      No answers on this topic

      Skype

      • Overall Skype is a good investment. We use regular Skype so its a product that comes with Windows PC's as a standard app. We dont use Skype for Business so this cuts cost overall.
      • Using the basic functions of Skype and not Skype for business does have some downsides but you do save money. There are many other apps we use as well as Skype in order to accomplish all of our goals.
      • The downside of course is that the more you want Skype to do, the more money it will cost the organization as a whole. It does have many more functions which you have to upgrade to Skype for business for. That is my only criticism.
      Nestor Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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