Adobe Connect

Web conferencing solution for schools and organizations

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Adobe Connect Overview

What is 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.

Adobe Connect Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$50,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

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Supported Languages
English

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Adobe Connect Reviews

Adobe Connect Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
284

Very good
200

Average
68

Poor
10

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,2
86% recommended this app
Carlos T.

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

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.


Demarco P.

Adobe Connect - Live Conferencing Tool

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


Ahmet fatih Y.

Collaboration with the audience must be easier

We have been able to meet with our students.
We would expect an improved UI design, easer to use icons and tabs both for the students and the presenters.
It looks primitive when compared to other popular applications. (Zoom, Tandem, Meets)


Sean R.

Adobe Connect with teaching

I would say that I am thankful I used Adobe Connect. For simply screen sharing, and limited VOIP audio, it did a decent job. The worst parts of the software were really in the setup. Once it was up and running it was pretty much streamlined. I think it did a good job; I just really feel Zoom to be the superior product hence my review at the level of 3.


Verified Reviewer

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

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


Carlos T.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/11/11
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Demarco P.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Adobe Connect - Live Conferencing Tool

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/12/06
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Ahmet fatih Y.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Collaboration with the audience must be easier

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/12/15
Review Source: Capterra

We have been able to meet with our students.
We would expect an improved UI design, easer to use icons and tabs both for the students and the presenters.
It looks primitive when compared to other popular applications. (Zoom, Tandem, Meets)

Pros

Adobe Connect features specific sections for notes, easy surveys, screen shares, and document uploads which are really cool if you manage are planning to lecture with little interaction with the audience. You can present your work, get audience opinions via polls and sketch on the shared files.

Cons

We have been using the program since the outbreak of Covid19 around March and the overall concern of many of the teachers is that they cannot indulge the students into the meeting. The reasons stated (and I also experience) are: students have conncetion problems starting the porgram, they log off when trying to activate mic or camera, once the voice is activated you have to wait some time to hear the student as the system activates and lets him/her heard by the others. Overall, this pai program makes me (and the other personnel) feel that the free version of other programs (Zoom maybe) works better for video conferencing and collaborative teaching.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Sean R.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Adobe Connect with teaching

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/23
Review Source: Capterra

I would say that I am thankful I used Adobe Connect. For simply screen sharing, and limited VOIP audio, it did a decent job. The worst parts of the software were really in the setup. Once it was up and running it was pretty much streamlined. I think it did a good job; I just really feel Zoom to be the superior product hence my review at the level of 3.

Pros

My institute had a license for Adobe Connect for several years. I began to use Adobe Connect around 2016 to facilitate lecture delivery in a large classroom. In my case, I had a room where students had a poor viewing angle of the screens and whiteboard. Initially used the software to solely screen share. As I became more comfortable, I also began to share audio when students could not attend a lecture. This was a help with being prepared for the Covid-19 online transition. As it turned out, I used another software en lieu of Adobe Connect (Zoom) as it was better setup to facilitate captioning and cloud recording. Nonetheless, Connect was a good software package.

Cons

I found that the UI was not plug and play. Every time I setup a new course/lecture it was moderately involved to get it to a situation in which I could screen share with the students. It did work but ultimately in comparison with Zoom or Blue Jean it was more involved on the setup end. Setting up a recurring meeting was not an option that I ever found. This meant that I was using a single link for the class. Prior to Covid-19, I doubt this was a big issue, but post-Covid-19 and Zoom bombing, I'm certain this would potentially have been a significant issue. Additionally it was not directly integrated in my university's course management unlike Zoom. This meant there were a few steps of "abstraction" I had to follow in order to get the notifications out to students vs. having a link automatically appear in the learning management system.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/15
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
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Adobe Connect Pricing

Adobe Connect Pricing

Starting from
US$50,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 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

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 565 user ratings
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Adobe Connect Features

Adobe Connect Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
CRM Integration
Call Monitoring
Call Recording
Call Routing
Call Transfer
Caller ID
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Conferencing
Contact Management
Customizable Branding
Instant Messaging
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing
Voice Mail
Features
4,2/5
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Additional information for Adobe Connect

Additional information for Adobe Connect

Key features of Adobe Connect

  • Collaboration Tools
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Record & Playback Ability
  • Two-Way Audio & Video

Benefits

• 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.

Adobe Connect FAQs

Adobe Connect FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Adobe Connect.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Connect offer?

Adobe Connect offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$50,00/month

Pricing model: Free, 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

Q. What are the main features of Adobe Connect?

Adobe Connect offers the following features:

  • Collaboration Tools
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Record & Playback Ability
  • Two-Way Audio & Video

Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe Connect?

Adobe Connect has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Adobe Connect support?

Adobe Connect supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does Adobe Connect support mobile devices?

Adobe Connect supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Adobe Connect integrate with?

Adobe Connect integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Captivate Prime, Canvas LMS, Moodle, SumTotal Learning Management

Q. What level of support does Adobe Connect offer?

Adobe Connect offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials