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Pros
"The solution allows me to connect and collaborate with my classes."

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"It's easy to set up.""Pricing is reasonable. It's not expensive. The pricing is one of the great selling points for the product.""It was just chosen because somebody at the company said, "We need a meeting thing. Hey, go find a meeting thing." It wasn't me, but somebody else in the organization was like, "Alright, let's use GoToMeeting. It's free."""The solution worked well specifically for audio meetings.""GoToMeeting's low latency is crucial because everybody is using VPN to connect to their PCs at work. The sound and video quality are solid, and the whiteboarding features were especially useful. The administrative side of it was fairly simple and intuitive to use.""It works, it's reliable."

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Cons
"If there were maybe more tutorials outside of what I'm aware the university is suggesting, I would take more tutorials on effective ways to deliver content. I come from the industry and content was always needed when people that were observing were smart and involved and decision-makers instead of so passively just trying to pass the course. In my imagination, the tutorials would be a tool where the learners themselves can have much more hands-on learning during a Collaborate session."

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"The product itself doesn't stand out against other options on the market.""The solution could scale a bit easier if you need to add more people to meetings.""GoToMeeting breaks down a lot. We're not sure if it's breaking down, but we start getting very erratic community channels. I don't know if it's because of GoToMeeting or if we're not buying enough bandwidth. Maybe it is just the infrastructure that it's running on. I'm not quite sure.""Using GoToMeeting in a meeting-sized conference room is kind of a letdown. The camera is supposed to track the speaker and focus on that person so that they can be on the screen. That feature rarely worked. We tested it thoroughly, so maybe it was an issue with the size of the conference room. It may not be suitable for large conference rooms.""The solution could always be more secure.""Sometimes we'll run into issues where firewall rules aren't set correctly and won't work."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:The solution allows me to connect and collaborate with my classes.
Top Answer:When teaching, I am connected and view everything on a Samsung screen 17 x 24 ins. Originally, I was disappointed in behavior of the early Ultra version. It did not exhibit to students what I am… more »
Top Answer:Blackboard is our teaching environment, for both online and on campus delivery, for interfaces to publisher's content for the courseware and for instructors to upload content for planned lessons. My… more »
Top Answer:GoToMeeting's security is very good. I've never known anybody to crash a GoToMeeting.
Top Answer:You can get free subscriptions. I have a paid subscription. The CEO has a paid subscription, but we can't afford to buy GoTomeeting for every person. They get the free ones instead. There's some… more »
Top Answer:The new version crashes my ISP. I don't like the new version. I hope they continue to support the Classic version. I didn't like the fact that LogMeIn tried to make their new version look like Zoom… more »
Ranking
12th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
8th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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1,134
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6
Average Words per Review
439
Rating
7.8
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Blackboard Mobile
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Overview
Blackboard Mobile give your learners, educators, and community access to all aspects of the educational experience on their mobile devices and they'll be able to go anywhere. Giving you the power to engage everyone on their terms and devices. Offering instant access to the information they need. Encouraging the interaction they crave.

GoToMeeting web conferencing software makes it simple and cost-effective to collaborate online with colleagues and customers. Best of all, meeting participants can share their webcams in high definition, so you can enjoy more personal interactions _ without needing a complicated setup.

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Sample Customers
University of Derby Online, Universty of Warwick, University of Liverpool, City College Norwich, Northumberland College, Mid-Kent College, Watson Pharmaceutials, Capella University, Shore Tel Sky, Lincoln PD, City of Somerville MA, Somerset County Council
AAPT, ACD Groupe, Addison Fire, Avigilon Corporation, Basic Industries Ltd., Bitdefender, Branson School Online, Budd Van Lines, Business Fitness, Business Wire
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REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Construction Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise19%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
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Blackboard Collaborate is ranked 12th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while GoToMeeting is ranked 8th in Virtual Meetings with 6 reviews. Blackboard Collaborate is rated 8.0, while GoToMeeting is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Blackboard Collaborate writes "Great for online learning, and straightforward setup, however needs more hands-on tutorials ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "It features low latency, which is crucial because everybody is using VPN to connect to their PCs at work". Blackboard Collaborate is most compared with Zoom, Google Hangouts and Webex, whereas GoToMeeting is most compared with Skype for Business, Adobe Connect, TeamViewer, BlueJeans Meetings and Webex.

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