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8/24/2017 - 8:56 PM

Conference Calls | Video Conferencing

Conference Calls | Video Conferencing

Google Hangouts - https://hangouts.google.com/
- Video conferencing
- Screen sharing
- Good video and sound quality
- Chat
- No time limits
- Regular Consumer products participants:
Hangout Chat = 150
Hangout Video Call = 10 (25 for G Suite accounts)
Hangouts On Air = 10 +unlimited viewers

Free Conference Call - https://www.freeconferencecall.com/
- Up to 6 hours for each call
- Up to 1000 participants
- Video conferencing
- Screen sharing: Presenter switching (enables them to share their screen), drawing tools, remote control, recording with playback.

Skype for Business
- Skype for Biz requires OS 10.11. 
- No sound for host on Mac

Join.Me - https://www.join.me/
- Can't pass on presenter mode unless using the pro version.
- No time limit
- 3 meeting participants
- 3 video feeds
- Screen sharing
- Chat with participants
- File transfer

Zoom - https://zoom.us/
- Host up to 100 participants
- Unlimited 1 to 1 meetings
- 40 mins limit on group meetings
- Unlimited number of meetings
- Online support
- Asked Dolores Radlo about Lasell's educational account.

https://www.ringcentral.com/solutions/small-business.html
- Need Lasell admin. to configure

Uber Conference - https://www.uberconference.com/ (FB group: someone said how much he hated this as a client)
- Up to 10 participants
- 5 hour duration limit
- NO Video conferencing: audio only (and the audio is scratchy)
- Screen sharing can be done by participants as well as admin.

Pluot - https://www.daily.co/
- No time limits. No downloads. Send unlimited links with free dial-in, free 50 person calls, and recording. All on your own subdomain.
- Custom links do not expire.
- Screen sharing does not show drop-downs or pop-out menus.

https://www.gotomeeting.com/
- $19/mo starter plan
- Free option: Limited to 3 users for 40 minutes

Adobe Connect
- free up to 3 participants
- complicated to configure