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Adobe Connect

Overview

What is Adobe Connect?

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that enables users to create presentations, online training materials, and learning modules. The product is entirely Adobe Flash-based and has several add-ons for customizing its software to suit each users’ unique needs.

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Recent Reviews

Adobe Connect Review

6 out of 10
October 06, 2022
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Adobe Connect was used to facilitate virtual leadership development & coaching classes. We were in search of a more expansive & immersive …
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Adobe Connect review

8 out of 10
October 05, 2022
Incentivized
I use Adobe Connect to participate in Adobe webinars. It is very easy to use, and I have never had connectivity issues. I have had to use …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Live chat (62)
    9.4
    94%
  • High quality audio (64)
    8.7
    87%
  • Desktop sharing (64)
    7.9
    79%
  • High quality video (64)
    7.2
    72%
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Pricing

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Meetings

$50

On Premise
per host/per month

Webinars & Learning

$130

On Premise
per host/per month

Small Meetings

Free

On Premise
Forever free for up to 3 participants

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

Adobe Connect Pro iPhone App

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Adobe Connect Demo

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Adobe Connect Demo

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Adobe Connect HTML5 Demo

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Virtual Classroom Demo (UOIT)

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Adobe Connect - Demo

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Features

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Features related to the performance, reliability & compatibility of web conferencing and webinar (online events) software.

7.9
Avg 8.0

Screen Sharing

Features related to remote screen sharing capabilities.

7.7
Avg 8.0

Online Meetings / Events

Features related to hosting and attending meetings and events online.

7.9
Avg 8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Features related to collaboration between attendees during web conferences, webinars, and other online events.

8.6
Avg 8.4

Online Events Security

Features related to the security of meetings and other events held via web conferencing/webinar software.

8.9
Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Adobe Connect?

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that provides standard features like video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A, and document transfers, as well as the ability for users to create presentations, online training materials, and learning modules.

The product is entirely Adobe Flash-based and has several add-ons for customizing its software to suit each users’ unique needs. Some extensions that are available include, but are not limited to, Closed Captioning support, Word Cloud (for visualizing live discussions), and MP3 player for adding music to users’ meeting rooms.

Users can create or style their own meeting room layouts which can be saved. They can also add multiple chat pods, polls, quizzes, simulations, breakout rooms, HD video, and games to make meetings and online conferencing more interactive. Additionally, Adobe Connect allows for presenters and hosts to utilize a “virtual backstage” to chat and collaborate outside of the main meeting or conference. It also allows for users to go into a “preparation mode” to make adjustments right before or during a session.



Pricing for Adobe Connect Meetings ranges from $50/mo up to $370/mo. Additional webinar capabilities through Adobe Connect Webinar ranges $140/mo to $580/mo, from a webinar with 100 participants to one with up to 1000 participants.



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Adobe Connect Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that enables users to create presentations, online training materials, and learning modules. The product is entirely Adobe Flash-based and has several add-ons for customizing its software to suit each users’ unique needs.

GoTo Meeting, Webinato, and Cisco Webex Support (discontinued) are common alternatives for Adobe Connect.

Reviewers rate Live chat and Confidential attendee list highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of Adobe Connect are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • I like how Connect's pods are clearly separated on the screen so webinar attendees have everything broken out nicely for them to see.
  • Connect allows us to easily mute and unmute individuals by looking at that pod where a bunch of names are displayed.
  • Connect allows us to be able to upload all materials (Power Points, other documents, etc) before the webinar and then pull them up as needed during the webinar. It also allowed us to do other things on our computer when hosting a webinar. Some other webinar platforms "take over" your computer and limits being able to multi-task.
  • At our organization we ended up having to connect a separate phone/audio line that allowed people the option of listening by phone. We don't need to do that with Zoom.
  • Uploading files seemed to take a decent amount of time using Connect, which meant we needed to start preparing for webinars sooner than what we wanted to.
  • Connect seemed to freeze up quite a bit on us while we have not had that issue when using Zoom as much.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Love how you can create custom layouts ahead of time and seamlessly change from one to another during a session.
  • There are so many creative ways to use the whiteboard features.
  • Being able to keep participants in one layout while you go into other layouts and make changes, updates, etc. has been incredibly helpful.
  • The breakout rooms have endless use cases.
  • I wish Adobe provided the audio directly to the customer rather than requiring an outside telecom provider be selected if you want audio beyond VOIP.
  • It's nice to be able to upload PPT presentations into a share pod, but if the PPT is more than basic, I find several animations, fonts, etc. are not supported, completely changing the way the presentation comes across. This makes it impossible for me to utilize the feature most of the time and a screen share is the next best option.
October 06, 2022

Adobe Connect Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Allowed upload of course materials.
  • Customization of classrooms for various courses.
  • Ability to save classroom set-ups for future use.
  • The audio connection did not allow for various call-in options (mixed dial-in & computer broke breakout rooms)
  • Videos lagged for users & often froze so, it was determined the issue was not on our end but Adobe Connect's
  • Required additional set-up time for users pre-session; we often had to connect with users one on one to complete this.
Paul McMurray Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Multiple simultaneous chats under a video
  • Multiple simultaneous polls
  • View white boards and note pods in real-time as teams are filling them out in breakout rooms.
  • Short answer polls
  • Layout options
  • Customize what people see in the breakout rooms
  • Engagement meter on an individual level
  • Share polls between various rooms
October 05, 2022

A Great Engagement Tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Adobe Connect is great at bringing people together.
  • Adobe Connect is great at polling the audience
  • Adobe Connect is great at sharing information across the organization.
  • Adobe Connect provides a great audio experience.
  • Adobe Connect may want to address buffering with video usage.
  • Adobe Connect may want to encourage use of the app as an employee engagement tool
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • viewers side screen layout can be controlled
  • Host control is awsome
  • Customisation and doodling
  • well sometimes the video buffers and its not due to the interne quality
  • Often time its gets stuck midway and have to restart it
  • UI is tough for beginner
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I love the fact that you can do screen sharing with this program so that we can see what our trainer is seeing on their computer screen.
  • I like the features such as raising hands and you know thumbs up thumbs down applaud laugh step away because I use all of those in the training classes that I've been with my company. We use the raised hand function in order to ask questions so if anybody in our training class has a question we just click on the raise hand option. And whenever we go on break we use the step away function.
  • I like the fact that it has the function to not only use a microphone but also a camera so that when we come up to answer questions in our training class we go on camera as well as Mike and people get a chance to see who we are and that we're real people and actually hear our voices.
  • One of the issues that I am constantly having with Adobe connect is connection issues with my company I use a lot of programs and they all require access to our VPN and a hardwired internet connection. Because our company has gone into the settings of our all-in-one computers and deactivated the functionality of being able to use wi-fi. I'm able to use the internet with no problem on my computer. I'm able to use all of the programs without any connection issues whatsoever accessing the VPN for our company but Adobe connect is constantly dropping in connection status. There's an icon in the upper left-hand corner that shows us out of four bars what are connection is at and I am constantly dropping between four green bars down to two orange bars. So the connectivity issues are a constant issue with Adobe connect.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ability to conduct online training sessions.
  • Ability for users to connect from any location.
  • Ability to record.
  • It is fairly expensive.
  • More online tutorials for admins.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's a quick method to exchange files, file, documents, and videos from a web app. Real-time conversation, and screen-sharing are all supported. It has a highly user-friendly interface. It is really simple to assist the teams.
  • Even team engagements is beneficial since it allows them to share their expertise with others, and the big benefit is the security of the rooms' access is fairly simple to manage.
  • The interface, which include features like notes, chat, pods, etc. When we're trying to gather rapid and exact information, simplify our work as much as possible.
  • Adobe Connect's features since they allow team members to express their ideas during meetings without causing disruptions, thereby bypassing the current international boundary of distance.
  • The recording options don't always function.
  • When sharing media, files saved on the server may fail to upload.
  • The internet load might cause connectivity issues, causing individuals or the entire session to fail.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Adobe Connect has presentation features like transitions and animations, which are important in communications.
  • Furthermore, Adobe Connect supports virtual events in the classroom, where training is done and knowledge acquired.
  • Lastly, Adobe Connect makes virtual meetings through conferencing effective and manageable at a minimal cost.
  • Nonetheless, Adobe Connect lacks the engagement monitoring, which can be critical for the management to oversee.
  • Besides, Adobe Connect has no certification management, which is essential in the current education or training field.
  • Lastly, Adobe Connect has no offline editing tool, hence, when the internet connection is not there, many things can not be conducted effectively.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is possible to stream a presentation online. There is also the choice of video conferencing. There is no need to download something.
  • On this platform, webinars are also very simple, and you can share your laptop in moments.
  • It also has a chat feature and the ability to record calls.
  • People aren't as familiar with it as they are with other apps.
  • Its cost is higher than other apps.
  • Our new team members don't understand it quickly.
Brandon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Adobe Connect is a very effective tool, which is built on pod systems, where each pod performs a specific task. I have found it very effective for having meetings with my clients. It has covered all the distances and within few seconds it helps me to get connected.
  • I like its interface which is very appealing because of its simplicity. Now, I never schedule any visits but use Adobe connect for showing the product description.
  • Adobe Connect is helping me a lot to have meetings and sessions, across the world I can easily stay in touch with my foreign clients.
  • Sometimes the system gets slow during the long-running of the application and we have to shut down the application, which consumes our time.
  • Adobe Connect is a costly solution and its installation is not very easy.
  • We also faced some issue during its purchasing to this needs an urgent attention.
Keith Cordero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ability to customize the layout of webinar rooms to tailor to my audience.
  • Ability to add polls and Q&A.
  • Ability to have more than one host at any given time.
  • Recording a session isn't very straight forward.
  • Tech issues such as participant getting kicked out.
  • PowerPoint doesn't translate well through the Adobe Connect platform.
April 28, 2021

Bugs. Unstable.

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • the app makes easy to deliver coaching and courses
  • intuitive menu
  • files and link sharing features
  • some bugs and lags
  • no virtual backgrounds
  • video quality (especially compared to other vendors)
Chantal Matthews, MSEd, CHES®, CHWC | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Adobe Connect offers the same features you find with WebEx, but seems more professional.
  • I love the chat feature which allows for questions without interrupting the presenter.
  • I also love the screen sharing/presentation feature which allows the opportunity to present in a clear and concise way
  • It is not as user friendly as zoom and other virtual meeting tools
  • I’ve had techincal issues with sound
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