Anonymous UserCertified Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering and Computing at a university
Anonymous UserSenior Faculty Specialist at a training & coaching company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Document loading and annotation."
"The solution allows me to connect and collaborate with my classes."
"I can extract the activity and the attendance reports, along with every single question that was asked during the webinar, which is a feature that we highly value."
"The interface is browser-based and simple, which is an advantage over other solutions."
"All of their features are good. They are more or less equivalent to the competition. There's less disturbance, less jitter, the voice is always good even at a low bandwidth."
"The system can overload when too many try logging in."
"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."
"The sharing of cameras is limited to meeting organizers."
"GoToWebinar would be improved with the inclusion of support for video endpoints."
"Some of my friends also use GoToWebinar to collect clients for affiliate marketing. In those cases, they found some features were missing with respect to some of the competition. And the worst part is the price."
"It is a monthly subscription and the price is quite expensive if you're not paying annually."
Blackboard Collaborate is ranked 11th in Virtual Meetings with 2 reviews while GoToWebinar is ranked 14th in Virtual Meetings with 3 reviews. Blackboard Collaborate is rated 8.0, while GoToWebinar is rated 8.0. 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 GoToWebinar writes "Good scheduling capability with no time limits, but the interface and technical support need improvement". Blackboard Collaborate is most compared with Google Hangouts, whereas GoToWebinar is most compared with Adobe Connect, ReadyTalk and Webex. See our Blackboard Collaborate vs. GoToWebinar report.
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