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Virtual Classroom by Mind Map: Virtual Classroom
0.0 stars - reviews range from 0 to 5

Virtual Classroom

Blackboard Collaborate

features

whiteboarding, text blocks and images can be moved afterwards, various pointers (dots, hand, checkmark), annotation tools, drawing tools, clipart, no pdf nor word document, PowerPoint and images, Animations and links do not work

web touring

screensharing, remote control, application sharing possible (when 2 ppl can work at it the same time)

polling (poor)

a timer

low bandwidth requirements

from 33kps modem speed

audio

up to 6 multiple microphones

constraints, sometimes the voice turns into chipmonks to catch up on lag

affordances, works extremely well on low bandwidth

pricing

free fully-featured VRoom for up to 3 people, need to sign up at learncentral.org

free 'lite' version in Fronter

50 seats for $499 per year

10 seats for $199 per year

WebHeads have an account through LearninTimes

Adobe Connect

pricing

Edu-rate: a one-off set-up fee of 500 EUR and 200 EUR per year for 100 seats through resellers

Non-Edu-rate: a one-off set-up fee of 1400 EUR and 430 EUR per year for 100 seats

system requirements

bandwidth hungry when lots of webcams are used, else not much

features

screensharing, desktop, a specific application

whiteboarding, uploads, powerpoint, pdf, word document, short mp3s, flash video and mp4 AND youtube plugins, drawing tools are poor

FREE Adobe ConnectNow

no upload of images and powerpoint slides possible

screensharing plus freeze functionality

pricing

WizIQ

versions

Premium 49US, can receive payments via paypal, branded virtual classroom, no registration of students required, learners can get access to virtual classroom only after payments, you can log in before the class starts, schedule private classes, unlimited recordings, download recordings, unlimited invitations, view contact details of learners and send messages, featured classroom for marketing, can share unlimited documents with any contacts, unlimited tests with any contacts, schedule paid private classes

Free, no break-out rooms, meeting times extension offered after 1h meeting (30min), 3 recordings only, no recordings, maximum of 50 invitations per day, can not see contact details of learners, can not receive any payments, share unlimited document with a maximum of 50 persons per day, share unlimited tests with 50 persons per day

general

easy to use

even students need an account

video feeds

live video, but no still image of moderator

second video feed is tiny

audio

multiple mics

pricing

premium: $ 49,59 per annum

free for 500 seats, max 2h sessions

Classes to be scheduled 24 hrs before

WebEx

features

webtouring

screen sharing

Whiteboard

Powerpoint with animations and active links

audio

VoIP

telephone conference

pricing

25 seats for 380 EUR or $ 460 US per month

Unlimited meetings with 8 concurrent users for $19 US / month

Other

cross platform (MAC and PC)

Mobile app

Vyew

general

white

features

Screensharing

whiteboarding

embedded video

separate workspace for the studentes

pricing

free for 20 seats

need to pay if you want it without advertisement

tech check-list

Screensharing/ Remote Control

oneeko.com

free version

premium

QUICK OVERVIEW

FREE

Skype plus add-ons, Innerpass, TalkandWrite, free of charge for 2 people, Whiteboardmeeting, Yugma, Persony VShow, NetviewerMeet

Blackboard Collaborate wecollaborate.com free for up to 3

Spreed free for up to 3

Vyew free for up to 10

WizIQ (free for up to 500)

Adobe ConnectNow

WebEx for up to 3

Reasonably priced solutions

LiveConferencePro 30$ a month (15 parts)

InstantPresenter.com 49$ a month (25 parts)

iVocalize 60$ a month (10 parts)

Digital Samba 29 € (5 parts)

Hotconference.com 60$ a month, 5 rooms (500 parts, 25 cams)

Megameeting 70$ a month (10 parts)

Centra/ Saba 80$ a month 5 rooms (100 parts)

WebConference.com 99$ a month (10parts)

No longer available

DimDim (acquired by Salesforce)

Supercoolschool.com

Interwise

Centra is now Saba

BigBlueButton

Open Source

no monthly charges

need own server and trained IT personnel or buy installation services from Blindside

features

screensharing

no whiteboard but a blank ppt works the same, easy annotation tools

video

audio

Google translate in text chat