I loved BlueJeans!
January 18, 2019

I loved BlueJeans!

Mijael Brandwajn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BlueJeans

I use BlueJeans mainly in my teacher training (Yoga).
A part of the training is done online, and I need to have a reliable way to interact with my students, show them what I am doing, share my screens, and I also need to be able to not only "chat" with them, but be able to see them. Sometimes they need to ask questions that require their showing things with their bodies.

Pros

  • Stability. The connection was rarely lost.
  • Smooth video and audio. I don't have an amazing connection, but when I used YouTube Live, the lag was awful. Here there was almost no lag.
  • Ease of use. I had people who were quite technologically challenged, and they never had issues.

Cons

  • One thing mainly: I cannot split the screen and show what I am doing at the same time as I show what is on my computer (slides or others). This was rather limiting in many ways, and having to go back and forth caused me to lose connections many times during a couple of my sessions, which was aweful.
  • Sharing recordings was not easy at all. The app for some reason said please do not forward the email -so I had to download the files, and re-upload in YouTube.
  • I just couldn't have online training with what is available for free. It is paramount for my business to have a reliable tool to do this, especially with low bandwidth, which is the case in most of the country I am based out of.
This is one of the strong suits of BlueJeans. I opened the app, pressed ONE button, and I was ready to go. 2 buttons pressed, vs. 15 convoluted steps I had to go through when I used YouTube Live... big difference.

If I wanted to record, I could simply default to record as soon as I start -that was useful in case I forgot to turn it on.
For training, it kind of depends. If you are not bothered by the lack of a split screen to show the camera and the slideshow or browser tab at the same time, then I think it is an incredible tool for teaching online.

The ease of use and how quickly I could get on a call were remarkable.

BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued) Feature Ratings

High quality audio
10
High quality video
10
Low bandwidth requirements
10
Mobile support
10
Desktop sharing
3
Whiteboards
Not Rated
Calendar integration
Not Rated
Meeting initiation
10
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
3
Slideshows
Not Rated
Live chat
Not Rated
Audience polling
Not Rated
Q&A
Not Rated
User authentication
Not Rated
Participant roles & permissions
Not Rated
Confidential attendee list
Not Rated

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