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Likelihood to Recommend

Brightspace

If you're an educational institution (K-12, Higher Ed, etc.), this is an amazing tool, and it will provide you all the functionality to support anything you may want and need it to do.If you are looking at Brightspace as a tool for corporate training, I'm not sure exactly how good or bad it will be for you. My guess would be that it likely depends on your organization's size. Along that line, what I can speak to is how we use it for our customized training and in-house professional development/training, and it works fantastically for that. While we primarily use it for normal higher ed coursework, we regularly do training and professional development for all of our employees and I manage those along with our HR department. Because we use it for many other things as well, all of our employees are familiar with the product, which makes our trainings go that much smoother and makes my job that much easier.
John Bayerl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

WebEx meeting is good for team meetings and KT sessions, we can control users even make [co-hosts] with recent updates. we do have [a] better option to control the audience in case we are having [a] meeting or any event broadcast. We should focus to reduce bandwidth [requirements] and try to make app phone and desktop app lite, which make run on [fewer] resources (memory and CPU cycles).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Brightspace
9.3
Webex Meetings
Course authoring
Brightspace
9.3
Webex Meetings
Course catalog or library
Brightspace
9.9
Webex Meetings
Player/Portal
Brightspace
9.7
Webex Meetings
Learning content
Brightspace
9.3
Webex Meetings
Mobile friendly
Brightspace
9.7
Webex Meetings
Progress tracking & certifications
Brightspace
9.3
Webex Meetings
Assignments
Brightspace
9.7
Webex Meetings
Compliance management
Brightspace
8.0
Webex Meetings
Learning administration
Brightspace
9.7
Webex Meetings
Learning reporting & analytics
Brightspace
9.7
Webex Meetings
Social learning
Brightspace
8.4
Webex Meetings

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.1
High quality audio
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.6
High quality video
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.5
Low bandwidth requirements
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
7.4
Mobile support
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.1

Screen Sharing

Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.5
Desktop sharing
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.8
Whiteboards
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.2

Online Meetings / Events

Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.4
Calendar integration
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.5
Meeting initiation
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.5
Integrates with social media
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
7.5
Record meetings / events
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.7
Slideshows
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.6

Online Events Collaboration

Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.4
Live chat
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.4
Audience polling
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.4
Q&A
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.4

Online Events Security

Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.4
User authentication
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.6
Participant roles & permissions
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.6
Confidential attendee list
Brightspace
Webex Meetings
8.2

Pros

Brightspace

  • Allowing users to embed content links from YouTube or Google Drive enables learners to experience a richer lesson.
  • Providing a powerful editor that allows developers to also include content from Adobe Stock as well as textbook publishers and cloud storage companies gives more power and creative ability to instructors.
  • Providing scaling for mobile and traditional computer systems ensures students will not have issues on the go.
  • The customization of home pages and groups enable courses to be used for small training sessions with breakout groups, large courses with separate sections, and even just more engaging courses that present themed icons and logos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

  • Webex Meetings allows users from multiple platforms to join the same meeting, and real-time translation is a great feature.
  • Allows us to have guest participants in our meetings without needing a separate software license for each of them.
  • Features and functions that are easy to use include creating impromptu meetings in individual rooms and screen sharing/content collaboration.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightspace

  • One can feel a bit rushed on the Brightspace platform during the log-out period. Security requirements may require this, but it makes end-users more conscious about getting through content than taking notes.
  • From my experience, there is not a direct connection between the platform and Outlook.
  • Some content on the platform can feel redundant.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

  • Calling into a Webex from a cell phone is problematic and difficult due to dial options required [post-call] in[.]
  • [Screen] share options for video conferences are not fully baked yet. some enhancements are needed to set video layout options from the presenter perspective[.]
  • [Tool] bar options are a bit clunky to navigate[.]
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 25 answers
I would never give any system a perfect score. In the technology environment today we need to be constantly looking at ways to improve the user experience and LMS companies like Desire2Learn need to know that we have options today with other systems and they need to stay current with features and listen to their customers.
Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.6
Based on 35 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brightspace

Brightspace 6.4
Based on 11 answers
Overall, the learning environment works as expected. However, there are plenty of bugs. For example, for a few versions, trying to print out a PDF from the Content screen in several browsers would produce a blank page. We inform D2L support about these issues, most of which are known issues. However, they are very slow to respond. D2L seems to spend more time selling than actually coding and testing their product. Most of the issues are not major -- however, there have been a few that are unbelievable. In fact, this past week we had a sudden issue where the "Submit" button in quizzes would not appear if users had a certain browser/operating system combination. This is a major problem, if students cannot submit their exams! D2L is slow to respond to these kinds of situations, which do occur more often than I would like.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.0
Based on 64 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a really easy-to-use solution. Cisco has a mentality linked to joining meetings: one button to push. There is always the same big green button that appears everywhere—on invitation emails, in the calendar, on videoconferencing devices, on the application in our phones and tablets. One button and the meeting is started. Anyone can start a meeting.The solution is therefore minimally demanding for IT teams, and even easy to set up and support for smaller environments where there simply isn't an IT team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Both students and instructor enjoy the 24-hoiur access. After, all isn't that the point of online learning. As an instructor located in an Eastern time zone state it is great to connect with students located in a Pacific time zone state. I have gotten comments about the early hours I am in the course room grading assignments . . . 4:00 a.m. PST; 7:00 a.m. EST So, it's sleep time for my students and "first cup of coffee" time for me.
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.0
Based on 312 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a great solution for virtual telephony and video conferencing, it provides excellent video and voice quality, support for virtual whiteboards, screen sharing, chat, Q&A, audience polling, all of which adds up to an all in one solution for collaboration with both local and remote participants.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to navigate; little to no delay from one section of the course room to another; actually fun to use after overcoming the learning curve.
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.6
Based on 291 answers
Yes in this Application, the page loads up quickly while sharing the Presentations and also in a Particular meeting, in order to provide the attendance for the participants present in the meeting, the reports can be generated hasslefree and also we haven't observed any slowness in integrating Webex with other software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brightspace

Brightspace 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have had excellent support from Desire2Learn. Any ticket that I submit is acknowledged immediately and the correction is usually almost as quick. We use this for thousands of classes and it is pretty well liked by both faculty and students. We have been using it for almost 4 years now and most of our instructors have become pretty proficient with it.
Steven Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.1
Based on 115 answers
The response time is very fast via email. Most of the time, they also follow-up with a call but I usually need my questions answered via email.I think their support emails are bit bland and impersonal. They may think it's a good idea to list all applicable managers in their emails but that's not really all the important to me. In fact seeing so many people listed makes me wonder if I'd have to contact someone else to get my question answered or problem resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Brightspace

No score
No answers yet
Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

Brightspace

Brightspace 4.0
Based on 2 answers
The training provided online did not, necessarily, fit the version of the system that I was using. Screens were somewhat different and not all options were readily available. This could have been due to customization on the part of my institution however, I rather believe it was due to version changes and training materials not yet being updated.
Ken Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.8
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Brightspace

Brightspace 1.6
Based on 3 answers
The D2L implementation team listened to our concerns and built a system based upon our needs. We wanted to keep them after the initial implementation.
Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.3
Based on 17 answers
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brightspace

I have used Blackboard Learn 8 and 9. I am currently learning about Canvas. Blackboard is overall much clunkier and lacks the intuitive feel in some parts of D2L. Its grade book is much harder to control and manipulate than D2L's. Its navigation menu can be more radically modified from the default than D2L's, but this doesn't seem that useful to me. Discussions in Blackboard can be more easily reorganized than in D2L, but no grading of discussions is possible. Blackboard Assignments is a good innovation which allows markup directly in the students' submissions, but it displays student work in a confusing manner that doesn't allow for any customization, and its markup options need further tweaking. Furthermore, no rubrics can be used in Blackboard in any way to grade any kind of work (that I am aware of). Overall, I would choose D2L over Blackboard.
Tom Carlson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

It's tough between Webex and MS Teams. Most of the companies have some MS licenses and because of that want to use MS Teams instead of other tools. When Covid started Cisco was unprepared but in the other half of 2020. The day did some acquisitions and made Webex a leader in the business. These constant Cisco improvements are the reason I believe them.
Dalibor Mitic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 1 answer
During my first semester working with Desire2Learn the integrated learning management system was more down than up. This meant reconfiguring assignment due dates, frustration for both the instructor, students, and help desk staff. After an upgrade, Desire2Learn has been reliable.
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 287 answers
The scalability is evident from the ease of upgrading the licenses. What I particularly liked with the product was the ease of using flexible licenses so we did not need to keep tabs on the users coming in and using the meetings. This was mostly measured by the system and we were billed accordingly. The scalability has been great since we often added new geographies in the product with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightspace

  • I cannot speak to whether this system is less expensive than the more fully featured Blackboard, but employees are far less efficient, frustrated, and require frequent calls to the help center to set up fairly simple course templates.
  • I have been asked to consider teaching courses which will be completely online at my current institution. I have done such online courses several times at other universities, but I have decided Desire2Learn is too frustrating and cumbersome to do so. I am now exploring using Google Drive to teach a course online. Otherwise, I will not teach online until required or I find an alternate system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Webex Meetings

  • During the pandemic, it has helped us to keep track of business opportunities to have better contact and relationship with customers. It allowed us to carry out events, the same ones that we had in person now in a virtual way. It gave us a lot of resilience and helped us stay present in the minds of our clients.
José Luis Robelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Webex Meetings

Pricing Details

Brightspace

General

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

Brightspace Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact vendor for pricing information. 30-day free trial is available.

Webex Meetings

General

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

Webex Meetings Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$0.001
Meet + Call Plan$20.001
Meet Plan$15.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
Call Plan$12.003
  1. user/month
  2. none
  3. user/month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available by monthly or annual subscription, with discounts available for annual commitments.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightspace
9.2
Webex Meetings
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Brightspace
9.0
Webex Meetings
7.6

Usability

Brightspace
6.4
Webex Meetings
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Brightspace
9.0
Webex Meetings
9.0

Performance

Brightspace
9.0
Webex Meetings
8.6

Support Rating

Brightspace
10.0
Webex Meetings
8.1

In-Person Training

Brightspace
Webex Meetings
6.4

Online Training

Brightspace
4.0
Webex Meetings
7.8

Implementation Rating

Brightspace
1.6
Webex Meetings
9.3

Scalability

Brightspace
9.0
Webex Meetings
8.9

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