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We performed a comparison between Adobe Connect and Blackboard Learning Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Question: Which is the best virtual learning platform?
Answer: If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, Zoom will do just fine. You can also share your screen as well as choose the option to share presentations ( in your case, its the Digital manual). Cisco Webex is more for making video calls but some use it for training as well due to the fact that it was already used but I have experienced some latency (lag) with it. Anyone in the group viewing may correct me on this one. In terms of popularity, its Zoom and webex which are the most popular tools Blackboard and Adobe connect are more considered the virtual classroom technologies for teaching. They have many advanced features offering multi-classroom features which encourage students to engage differently. They are far less popular than zoom or webex. According to your requirements, I would encourage you to go towards Zoom. You can start by the free version and upgrade to the pro version depending on your requirements Also, it works seamlessly on laptop, IOS and Android devices Hope this helps. Also, note that this was a quick review and we are doing a more comprehensive review based on a per -component basis.
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Pros
"The solution can scale well.""I like Adobe Connect because of its flexibility."

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"Blackboard enables instructors to collectively gather all the grading data into one place. If students upload content or post it to a Google Doc, I can do my grading and calculate the grades. It is an excellent holding place for all of that data""It is scalable."

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Cons
"Adobe's products are difficult to grasp.""The price is a problem."

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"The solution is not flexible.""Blackboard has limitations in terms of delivering content and assessing student assignments because it can't handle large file sizes. It's also limited in its ability to track student activity. Instructors can see the student's most recent login, but they can't follow the activity."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The purchasing process is complicated. It would be beneficial if it were more simplified."
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    Answers from the Community
    James P (Pat) Carlisle
    SYED AMIN - PeerSpot reviewerSYED AMIN
    Real User

    For training session Webex is best the best solution.

    Sen Akinchan - PeerSpot reviewerSen Akinchan
    Real User

    My comments about Zoom:


    The Pros:


    - It allows you to schedule any meeting and invites your meeting members at a particular date & time with Meeting Id & Password.
    - It allows organizing multiple meetings, to carry out online meetings, file sharing, webinars & group messaging.


    - Through the Zoom application, users are given the option to connect to more than one conference room, include more attendees remotely, and conduct face-to-face meetings.
    - Zoom offers both native mobile (iOS & Andrioid)and desktop versions that let users collaborate & connect remotely.
    - It allows us to record video chat and look at them at a later date & time.
    - Whiteboard is a good feature for having a meeting in which everyone can join to type or draw, and write.
    If we have a brainstorming-type meeting, we can share our own ideas with the whiteboard.
    - Zoom recently implemented a Microsoft Office add-in, which means we can now schedule Zoom meetings without having to go into the Zoom app.


    The Cons (from my experience using in Melbourne, Australia):


    - Have encountered Slow response sometimes when participants are joining from different geographical locations.


    - The Free Version allows having a conference call for 40 minutes. Price could be an issue for the Paid Version.

    Sen Akinchan - PeerSpot reviewerSen Akinchan
    Real User

    My comments about Zoom:


    The Pros:


    - It allows you to schedule any meeting and invites your meeting members at a particular date & time with Meeting Id & Password.
    - It allows organizing multiple meetings, to carry out online meetings, file sharing, webinars & group messaging.


    - Through the Zoom application, users are given the option to connect to more than one conference room, include more attendees remotely, and conduct face-to-face meetings.
    - Zoom offers both native mobile (iOS & Andrioid)and desktop versions that let users collaborate & connect remotely.
    - It allows us to record video chat and look at them at a later date & time.
    - Whiteboard is a good feature for having a meeting in which everyone can join to type or draw, and write.
    If we have a brainstorming-type meeting, we can share our own ideas with the whiteboard.
    - Zoom recently implemented a Microsoft Office add-in, which means we can now schedule Zoom meetings without having to go into the Zoom app.


    The Cons (from my experience using in Melbourne, Australia):


    - Have encountered Slow response sometimes when participants are joining from different geographical locations.


    - The Free Version allows having a conference call for 40 minutes. Price could be an issue for the Paid Version.




    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The price is a problem. Only international companies can really use Connect. For example, Mercedes can buy Adobe Connect. Other companies deal with Teams. My company buys Teams. In certain moments, my… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is quite expensive. In Brazil, Connect is only for obtaining international standards for international companies. If a company sees the price and the features for Zoom, Connect, and other… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is a bit expensive. However, I wasn't on the budgeting side of the business and can't speak to exact costs. On a scale from one to five, with five being the most expensive, I'd rate the… more »
    Top Answer:Blackboard really is over - which is why we shifted over to the Canvas model and the Moodle model. When Blackboard got bought out, it just became another mass delivery product. As with everything that… more »
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    Also Known As
    Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard
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    Overview

    Why Adobe Connect?
    The most flexible, secure, extensible and feature-rich web conferencing product on the market.
    Customizable Interface
    Customizable - Design your own immersive experiences with custom pods, images & layouts to
    personalize and brand your virtual room.

    Engaging - Drive and measure audience engagement unlike any other tool. Add interactivity to
    your sessions with multiple chat pods, polls, quizzes, simulations, breakout
    rooms, games and more.

    Powerful - Leverage Backstage & Prepare Mode to allow presenters and hosts to collaborate behind the scene during live session. Leverage limitless functionality and extensibility with custom apps.

    Persistent - Create your virtual room once with the right layouts, pods and content and use it
    forever.

    Blackboard Collaborate is a fully redesigned, online collaborative learning solution that delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they're together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools. The new Collaborate is a fully redesigned, high-quality, browser-based web conferencing solution. With features like high-quality, high definition audio and video, application sharing, and a thoroughly redesigned, modern user experience, Blackboard Collaborate offers an incomparable online learning environment. Synchronous collaboration enables real-time feedback, creating a personalized learning experience for educators as well as learners. Educators can adjust the pace of learning based on immediate feedback.
    Offer
    Learn more about Adobe Connect
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    Sample Customers
    Blue Sky Broadcast, Wiley and Georgetown University, New South Wales (NSW) Schools, BMO Financial Group, The Ministry of Education, Church, Culture & Gender Equality in Greenland, HealthSTAR Communications, IDEXX Laboratories, Philips Healthcare
    University of Derby, University of Warwick, John Moore's University
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    University21%
    Educational Organization14%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Adobe Connect is ranked 9th in Virtual Meetings with 2 reviews while Blackboard Learning Management is ranked 11th in Learning Management Systems with 2 reviews. Adobe Connect is rated 9.0, while Blackboard Learning Management is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Adobe Connect writes "Reliable and easy to set up with great layout pods". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Blackboard Learning Management writes "It provides a central place for storying student files and data, but it has limitations on file sizes". Adobe Connect is most compared with Zoom, GoToMeeting, Webex, ConnectWise Control and TeamViewer, whereas Blackboard Learning Management is most compared with Google Classroom.

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