Adobe Connect

Web conferencing solution for schools and organizations

About Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a cloud-based web conferencing solution designed to help businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions organize meetings and training sessions. Features include customizable branding, team collaboration, engagement analytics, remote access, reporting, and document sharing.

The application allows speakers to create personalized virtual rooms using images, content, layouts, and custom functionalities such as a countdown timer, hands up, and more. Adobe Connect enables administrators to create, edit, and distribute recordings of webinars and meetings, as well as automate indexing to help users search for specific content or create bookmarks. Instructors can use the solution to create interactive sessions with polls, quizzes, chat pods, games, simulations, and more. Moreover, attendees can utilize the centralized content library to upload or modify content and handle access rights for team members.

Adobe Connect offers integration with multiple third-party applications such as Captivate Prime, Blackboard LMS, Brightspace, Canvas LMS, Moodle LMS, SumTotal, inteVISTA Go, and more. The backstage and prepare modes allow presenters and hosts to interact privately during ongoing sessions and track audience participation via the dashboard.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Adobe Connect

• Adobe Connect's white-labeling capabilities allow businesses to add images, color, logos and other visual aesthetics according to corporate themes and branding.
• It helps hosts conduct polls with multiple-choice, open-ended and multi-answer questions to engage with participants.
• Adobe Connect lets participant browse content according to their own pace during classes and express ideas on a whiteboard in the form of drawings or annotations.
• The software offers templates with embedded calendar events, which help users confirm, invite and engage with target audiences.

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Adobe Connect: 55

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Attendee Management
  • Audio File Management
  • Brand Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Publishing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Management
  • File Sharing
  • Host Controls
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Internal Meetings
  • Lead Generation
  • Live Chat
  • Live Streaming Software
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi hosts
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Online Registration
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Q&A Management
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Storyboarding
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(620)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Carlos T. Carlos T.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A very sophisticated software and with the best options to make videoconferences.

Reviewed on 11/11/2019

Adobe Connect is one of the best options available on the market for high-quality video calls and...

Adobe Connect is one of the best options available on the market for high-quality video calls and video conferencing that meet demanding business standards. Using this software in my work I have improved my communication channels with both our patients and staff. In addition, we use this software for the training of personnel through formative videoconferences on preventive health, medical safety, improvement and care for our patients and other aspects. I recommend that you acquire this software and apply it in your work.

Pros

I use this software very regularly in my work, as it is one of the most efficient web videoconferencing platforms I have ever used. With Adobe Connect I can quickly establish communication with our clients and co-workers thanks to their wide conference rooms, which I manage by activating a password which I distribute to the participants of our meetings. Another very positive factor of this software, is the quality in audio and video in their videoconferences, the best. Adobe Connect has one of the best video conferencing systems, ideal for training personnel and to establish contact with customers and co-workers who are in other cities nationally and internationally. This quality offered by this software has perfected our work dynamics, improving the scope of our work and our business competitiveness. The communicative environment offered by this software is one of the best because you have the videoconference room and you have an interactive chat where you can add comments, upload search links, attach documents and much more. In addition to all of the above, Adobe Connect offers you an application that you can use on your Smartphone and use Adobe Connect anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Cons

It's such sophisticated software that you'll need a computer technician to make the necessary configurations to use the software at its maximum capacity. Apart from this difficulty to use it I have no more negative aspects to mention of this software.

Demarco P. Demarco P.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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Reviewed on 06/12/2019

The tool is excellent for my job as a tutor, which is to relay and clarify information.

The tool is excellent for my job as a tutor, which is to relay and clarify information.

Pros

The software allows for files to be uploaded to the server for the group to download. For a business presentation this can be invaluable for distributing notes and plans. The boxes in the presentation are organized into 'pods,' which are used to organize and present certain information. The pods can be customized to your liking. The software is able to record the presentation for future review and use.

Cons

The software requires a strong internet connection in order to work. Some features such as voice connection does not work all the time. A way around this flaw would be to use a voice conference phone number as a back-up or initial plan for recording voice.

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Switching to Adobe Connect

The ease of setting up vital information needed for my work.
Brandon L. Brandon L.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Online teacher using Adobe Connect as virtual classroom

Reviewed on 13/10/2017

After using Adobe Connect for 3 years on a weekly basis, I have a appreciation for its potential as...

After using Adobe Connect for 3 years on a weekly basis, I have a appreciation for its potential as an educational tool, while a frustration with the severe limitations and lack of functionality. I can tell this is a program meant first and foremost as a tool for meetings, and I cannot endorse it as a regular digital classroom until some of the above issues are addressed.

Pros

Relatively straightforward to use. Allows for stable use of audio and visual communication with large groups. Layout feature makes transitioning between different topics smoother. Downloadable apps allow for the potential for customization. The recording and attendance function make disseminating information easy. Mobile apps allows for more diverse applications. Breakout rooms are an excellent tool for small group learning.

Cons

Base functionality is extremely limited. Notepods don't even have the sort of text modification present even in e-mails or notepad programs, making them extremely limited in use in a classroom. Most educational tools are locked behind a pay wall. The inability for more than one person to write in a notepod hinders collaboration. Inability to use presenter only area while in breakout rooms causes problems. The white board function is virtually unusable due to poor interface and inability to switch between functions smoothly. PDF files require constant resizing to get to a point where they are readable, and often have lots of wasted dead space. Word Files cannot be shared at all. When screen sharing it is difficult to access the functionality of the room itself. When using link pods, one person clicking the link opens it on everyone else's computer. There is severely limited flexibility when it comes to learning options for a classroom, especially for creating interactive experiences, such as games or worksheets. Private messages cannot be seen by the host, allowing students to talk to each other without supervision creating a risk for bullying and off topic conversation, and while private messaging can be turned off in the main room, it cannot be in Breakout Rooms, and turning off private messaging makes it difficult to provide SPED support to students without drawing the attention of classmates.

Narciso E. Narciso E.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Training Facilitation Made Perfect with Adobe Connect

Reviewed on 10/08/2021

The pandemic increased the need for educators to come up with strategies to facilitate training in...

The pandemic increased the need for educators to come up with strategies to facilitate training in a manner that provides 'in person-like' atmosphere. Adobe Connect supports this.

Pros

The pods. They can easily be added and there's plenty to choose from.

Cons

It seems to keep having compatibility issues with Intrado.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Perhaps the hardest sw that I tried to learn how to use

Reviewed on 15/10/2020

At glance, it looked great with so many possibilities and features but when I try to use I realized...

At glance, it looked great with so many possibilities and features but when I try to use I realized an amazing complexity even to do a simple meeting

Pros

Zillion of features and possibilities, setup of classes, templates, customizations and more that you can use for sure

Cons

The learning curve is too long for trainer and trainees. Quite complicate. You really need to dedicate time to learn how to configure and to use. The value is not worth for usual training. Think on it only to large organization with stable programs.

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Adobe Connect FAQs

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Adobe Connect offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Adobe Connect offer a 90-day free trial for up to 25 participants, after which the solution is available across 3 different packages- Meeting, Webinars and Learning. Pricing details are outlined below - Adobe Connect Meeting for 3 users - Free Meeting: $50/Month and $540/Year for 25 participants For up to 100 participants in Meeting, contact Adobe Webinar Manager 100: $130/Month, $1250.00/yr for 100 participants Webinar Manager 500: $470/Month, $4500.00/yr for 500 participants Webinar Manager 1000: $580/Month, $5500.00/yr for 1000 participants Live Virtual Classrooms: $370/Month, $3500.00/yr for 200 participants For upto 1500 participants in Live Virtual Classrooms, contact Adobe

Adobe Connect has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Adobe Connect supports the following languages:

English

Adobe Connect supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Adobe Connect integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Captivate Prime, CANVAS, Moodle, SumTotal Learn

Adobe Connect offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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