Online Classes – What Software Do I Use?

Online Classes – What Software Do I Use?

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Online class requests are going to increase dramatically in the next few weeks. Get prepared with this breakdown of the most popular and accessible online classroom software.

1. Zoom

Zoom has interactive whiteboards both students and teachers can write. The free edition can host over 100 participants, but the paid version can reach up to 1,000 participants. Various sorts of documentss in different formats as well as videos and documents from websites can be uploaded and shared. 

2ClassIn

ClassIn can host up to 15 students with interactive video and audio plus capacity for multiple class format options (1-1, 1-6, 1-30, 1-300 or large format broadcasts) It has the ability to do quizzes, has an interactive e-blackboards for both teachers and students and a learning data system to analyse your classes.

3. ezTalk Meetings

ezTalks Meetings is one of the most powerful Zoom Cloud Meeting alternative. It allows you to build your video conferencing room for online meeting and video collaboration, online webinars, video conferencing interviews, education, enterprise video conferencing, training and sales, medical treatments, customer service and much more. It gives you the power to host up to online meeting with up to 100 participants for free, and up to 500 participants with its pro plan.

Key Features:

  •  HD video and HD voice abilities
  • Support screen sharing, file sharing and whiteboard sharing 
  • Meeting recordings and playback 
  • Host meetings in no time or schedule meetings at a fixed time 
  • Can be built on a private server 
  • Mobile friendly compatible with iOS and Android platforms

4. Go To Meeting

The other Zoom alternative you can use is GoToMeeting. This is an all-in-one communication application for businesses that you can use on numerous platforms. It is cloud-based and can support as many as 100 participants.

  • Key Features:
  • Supports Windows, Mac, OS, iOS and Android
  • Screen sharing abilities
  • HD faces
  • Dial-in support
  • File sharing
  • Online Meeting recording
  • Easy to invite participants

5. Adobe Connect

This cloud-based video conferencing service can be used on platforms that have Flash iOS or Android capabilities. With this alternative to Zoom Cloud Meeting, you get to categorize users as hosts, participants, or presenters. The host controls the meeting and they select the presenters from the participants. The presenters are the ones that talk or show slides. The app comes with peripherals, like webcams, microphones, uploading and sharing files as well as taking polls.

  • Key Features:
  • Performs consistently on platforms like Windows, Mac
  • Screen sharing
  • Customizable meeting rooms
  • VoIP
  • Meeting recording
  • Whiteboards notes and chats
  • Breakout sessions in a meeting
  • Multiple meeting rooms per user
  • Polling
  • Video and audio conferencing

6. Skype for Business

Skype for business is a video conferencing tool that would be a great Zoom cloud meeting alternative because it comes full of features that allows sharing, texting, calling and more. It is mobile friendly and additional to that, you can use it on your computer or your TV as well.

  • Key Features:
  • It allows you to see when members are in a meeting, offline or available
  • Screen sharing
  • Ability to create a closed group
  • File sharing
  • Record meetings
  • Redirect messages to user emails if they are offline
  • Instant messaging

7. Zhumu

Feedback from the Teacher’s House Online Teachers group tells us that this is a decent option. There is an international version which gave no issues during registration and it is easy to use Chrome Translate to translate the Chinese if you need it.

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