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"One of the most important features is the possibility of creating unlimited subdomains."

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"The best feature is to be able to share the screen or just some application we want, even a video or audio, then request the remote control of the device with which they have connected.""The most valuable option is screen sharing.""They have a feature called Call Me in which I need to type in my phone number and I can get a conference room to call my number rather than needing to dial in every time. I think that's a quite good feature.""We can easily connect the device and create a room and then we can call many devices.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it is the easiest for participants to get connected to.""What we like about Webex is that it is a hosted solution, so there is no demand for us to invest in hardware, skill, or manpower to maintain our cloud meeting capability.""The ability to join by phone is the most valuable feature. I also think that it's much simpler to use and it's a Cisco product so I think it's the industry standard.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use."

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Cons
"It would be ideal to create a more responsive or more intuitive template for access from telephones or tablets."

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"The modification of the email template is not very intuitive.""I would like to see the addition of new features that will add value to the product.""My company does a lot of international calls. For some countries they do not have their local number to call in, all they have is a 1-800 number which is quite hard to find. If they want to improve they should set up the local number to call in. What would be beneficial.""The UX should be more user-friendly. I know others don't like the UX because it's a little complicated to use.""I would like for them to include a collaboration tool so that you can directly do a video call or audio call to your colleagues or anyone in the office.""Better integration with other solutions would benefit Webex.""The connectivity can be improved because sometimes when we talk to clients that are overseas the connection is kind of poor. The video will be pixelated and we will need to turn off the video because the voice gets delayed.""We have had issues where some of the invited participants are not able to join the meeting."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"At the beginning, you can choose a basic plan. As your users grow you can buy a more expensive license."

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"The price of the license depends a lot on the type of service required and whether it is for the entire company or only for a few users.""Licensing is subscription-based and the cost varies depending on how many minutes are included in the plan.""The pricing of this solution is fine and I am satisfied with it."

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James P (Pat) Carlisle
author avatarChetan Woodun
Real User

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.

author avatarSYED AMIN
Real User

For training session Webex is best the best solution.

author avatarSen 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.

author avatarRony_Sklar
Community Manager

Thanks for sharing your experience using Zoom. Would you choose Zoom to use as a virtual learning platform, or do you have experience with other platforms that have better features? The 40 minute time limit on the free version can be a real pain for virtual learning.

author avatarSen 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: 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… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ease of use.
Top Answer: The pricing of this solution is fine and I am satisfied with it.
Top Answer: We have had issues where some of the invited participants are not able to join the meeting. This is a problem that we have had to create a support ticket for.
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Also Known As
Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Cisco Spark
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Overview
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.

Webex is designed to help companies improve communication and increase productivity with unlimited HD video meetings in shared meeting spaces.

Companies can use Webex, a Cisco product, to collaborate with peers, share documents and other information, create high-impact webinars and online events, and present dynamic online courses. It can be tailored to your exact company needs and can be fully integrated with mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.

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Sample Customers
University of Derby, University of Warwick, John Moore's University Seagate Technology, Kohn Pedersen Fox, World Vision International, Glen Raven, University of Notre Dame, CEV Multimedia, The Food Group, LUMEDX, California Baptist University, and Georgetown University Law Center.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
K 12 Educational Company Or School19%
Computer Software Company14%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Energy/Utilities Company20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Construction Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise38%
Blackboard Learning Management is ranked 2nd in Learning Management Systems with 1 review while Webex is ranked 4th in Virtual Meetings with 17 reviews. Blackboard Learning Management is rated 10.0, while Webex is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Blackboard Learning Management writes "Cloud-based solution that is flexible and produces detailed reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Webex writes "Screen sharing and remote control help us solve customer problems much faster". Blackboard Learning Management is most compared with Zoom, Adobe Connect, TeamViewer and Google Classroom, whereas Webex is most compared with TeamViewer, Skype for Business, Adobe Connect, PGi GlobalMeet and Office 365.

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