BlueJeans

Videoconferencing tool designed for quick and seamless connection. BlueJeans offers four products for videoconferencing: onVideo, Primetime, Huddle, and onSocial. BlueJeans onVideo is designed to make videoconferencing easy. While it supports other activities like screen sharing, it is primarily aimed at high-quality video for up to 100 people. Primetime lets you engage thousands of participants in town hall-type gatherings. Huddle is a package that creates a videoconferencing room by combining BlueJeans software with screens, microphones, and cameras (yours, or buy recommended …

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 …

Join.Me

Web-based videoconferencing with screen sharing. Join.Me is an easy-to-use web conferencing tool. Participants can join right from a web browser, with no download required unless they will be presenting. The feature set is standard for web conferencing systems. Join.Me is designed for quick access; it’s very easy to start a meeting and easy for others to join without needing special software. Hosts can set up a permanent meeting URL and send it out to guests, or guests can join by …

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 …

Join.Me’s Whiteboard for iPad

Graphically record web meetings from anywhere, right on your iPad or tablet. Join.Me is a web conferencing tool available for desktop computers and mobile devices. Its iPad app includes a whiteboard. This review focuses on the whiteboard feature of the iPad app. (The Android app allows screen sharing of other apps but does not appear to have a built-in whiteboard tool.) A general review of Join.Me is also posted. With the whiteboard, users can draw, write, create shapes, and import images …