Adobe Connect Meetings

Videoconferencing with screen sharing and breakout rooms. Adobe Connect Meetings is one of three offerings from Adobe for remote conferencing (the others are Adobe Connect Learning and Adobe Connect Webinars, designed for delivering online courses and webinars, respectively). The Meetings offering is a full-featured web conference platform that includes screen sharing, polls and other interactive tools, a whiteboard, breakout rooms, and a backstage area. Each tool is in its own ‘pod’ and hosts can create and save custom layouts using …

Zoom

Videoconferencing with screen sharing and breakout rooms.   Zoom is a lightweight yet full-featured videoconferencing tool. It includes standard features like audio and video support, a chat room, presenter sharing, and screen sharing. Zoom also has a whiteboard and an easy-to-use breakout room feature that lets the host place participants into small groups, either randomly or by design, and bring everyone back together again after the breakout discussion is over. Sessions can be recorded. Zoom offers several different options for …

Slack

Facilitates communication and document sharing for teams. Slack is a chat-based tool for team communication. The host sets up ‘rooms,’ or channels, that collect conversations around a certain theme. Team members can interact synchronously or asynchronously in the channels. They can also upload documents and other files that their teammates can access and comment on. Each team’s space is only accessible by people on that team, and it’s possible to create channels that are private to sub-groups of a team. …