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.