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

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"The grid view option is great, as you get to see everyone who is in the video conference at the same time.""The most valuable features of Zoom are the quality of the video is better than other solutions and they have a recording option that is useful. Additionally, it helps to collaborate with other organizations.""Zoom is easy to set up and is a very stable video communications app.""Zoom is pretty safe and secure.""The stability has been good overall.""There is no installation, you can give someone a link to the chat and they can access the chat through the link.""Compared to Teams, Zoom's performance and user interface are better. This is especially the case when you're doing any kind of online presentation, PowerPoint, or team demo. I think Zoom is much more user friendly.""A good option for online meetings."

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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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"Could be more flexible for individuals that do not have the economic capacity.""Zoom can improve the user-friendliness of the management when you are doing a webinar.""The recording capabilities may not be as good as WebEx, however, I can't be sure about that just yet.""Zoom's user interface could be improved. For example, it could have bigger buttons for elderly people.""The performance could be better.""The free version of Zoom only allows you to have a call session for approximately 45 minutes. This should be extended.""In some cases, I am not able to have a special background during the conversation. It could be because my device is not powerful enough, but I am not able to share a properly designed background. I am having problems setting up my virtual background. It is very easy to set up a virtual background during the conversation with Microsoft Teams, and that's why I like Microsoft Teams, but with Zoom, I find it difficult. I am not able to set up my virtual background very easily. They can look into this area and then see how to improve it.""There was a situation not long ago when there were some security fears. Some users had somebody else take control of their calls. They might have addressed these issues now, but the security needs to continue to be upgraded."

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  • "Zoom is free to use."
  • "We do not incur any licensing costs, as we use the free version."
  • "The cost of Zoom is approximately $150 USD annually."
  • "I believe that all of their licenses are purchased, so that they may use the solution for their teaching purposes."
  • "We are on an annual license for the solution. The price of the solution could be less expensive."
  • "The personal version is free. However, there are fees required to use the solution for business."
  • "Zoom is free."
  • "We are using the free version of Zoom."
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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:Hi @Krista Thompson ​ - Yes, LucidSpark is a much more nimble and, in some ways, user-friendly tool than LucidChart. LucidSpark is designed to do a better job managing multiple users participating… more »
    Top Answer:The Zoom software is complete and effective, light and secure.
    Top Answer:The cost and benefits are excellent. The configuration is very easy and without complexities. Everything is very clear and the support is excellent.
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    12th
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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    Average Words per Review
    1,072
    Rating
    8.0
    2nd
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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    7,801
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    130
    Average Words per Review
    377
    Rating
    8.4
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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.

    Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Our easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Message me to learn more about how Zoom can help your business or organization Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom_us.

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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
    Fortinet, Veeva, Proofpoint, Box, Ticketmaster, Trend Micro, Caesars Entertainment, Santa Clara University, Pandora, Stanford Continuing Studies
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    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Computer Software Company14%
    University13%
    Educational Organization9%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Blackboard Collaborate is ranked 12th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while Zoom is ranked 2nd in Virtual Meetings with 131 reviews. Blackboard Collaborate is rated 8.0, while Zoom is rated 8.4. 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 Zoom writes "Convenient, easy to use, and simple to set up". Blackboard Collaborate is most compared with Google Hangouts and Webex, whereas Zoom is most compared with TeamViewer, Cisco TelePresence, Skype for Business, Webex and StarLeaf.

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