Comparison of tasks and features in Adobe Connect and Zoom

The table below highlights common features and tasks as performed in Adobe Connect and Zoom. To explore a more detailed functional comparison of the two systems, see Where is it in Zoom?

Important:
Adobe Connect, IU's previous web collaboration and conferencing system, became read-only on August 31, 2017, and will be fully retired on December 28, 2017. After a comprehensive pilot evaluation, Zoom has been selected as its replacement. For more, see About the Adobe Connect retirement.
Task/feature In Adobe Connect In Zoom Zoom resources

Accessing the system

Logging in Log in through connect.iu.edu. Log in through zoom.iu.edu or install Zoom on a desktop or mobile device.

Joining a meeting

Joining a meeting from my computer Click the meeting link or copy/paste the link to join from a web browser. Install the Adobe Connect Add-in for screen sharing. Click the meeting link or copy/paste the link to join from a web browser. Install the Zoom application to join from the Zoom client on the desktop.
Joining a meeting from a mobile device Use the Connect app. Use the Zoom mobile app.
Joining a meeting from a videoconferencing room Adobe Connect will not connect directly to videoconferencing equipment. Dial 26 and then the Zoom meeting room number.

Scheduling a meeting and inviting participants

Creating a new meeting Schedule a meeting on the Adobe Connect website. Schedule a one-time or recurring meeting on the Zoom website, through the desktop client, or in the mobile app.
Inviting participants Send email with a link to the meeting room, or invite participants through Adobe Connect. Send email or IM with a link to the meeting room, or invite participants from a live Zoom meeting.
Adding a telephone connection Create a universal voice audio profile, apply the audio profile to your Adobe Connect meeting, and start universal voice in your Connect meeting. Call into a Zoom meeting using the dial-in information in the meeting invitation.

Hosting a meeting

Setting up audio and video Use the Audio Setup Wizard. Use the meeting controls in the rollover menu at the bottom of the Zoom window.
Sharing a document or file in a meeting Use the File pod. Use in-meeting file transfer.
Breaking meeting participants into groups Use breakout rooms from the Attendees pod to split meeting participants into separate sessions. Use breakout rooms to split meeting participants into separate sessions.
Polling Use the Poll pod to create questions or polls for participants and to view the results. Activate polling in your meeting settings. You can create polls in advance or during a live meeting.
Sharing a presentation or desktop Upload a presentation or share a specific window or your desktop. Share a presentation, a specific window, or your desktop.
Managing attendees Use the Attendees pod. Manage up to 100 attendees in a meeting from the rollover menu at the bottom of the Zoom window.

To learn about requesting a large meeting or webinar license for Zoom at IU, contact the IU Zoom administrators.

Recording and storing meetings Record a meeting to the Adobe Connect server. Record a meeting to your desktop, and then upload it to Kaltura, Box, or YouTube.

Meeting features

Whiteboard Share a whiteboard from a Share pod. Share a whiteboard from the "Share Screen".
Annotation Collaboratively annotate during screen sharing with permission from the meeting host. Collaboratively annotate during screen sharing; the meeting host can disable this feature.
Chat Use the Chat pod to communicate with other attendees while a meeting is in progress. Use the Chat feature to communicate with other attendees while a meeting is in progress.
Posting and taking notes Use the Notes pod to share notes with participants. Use a shared Google Doc or Box Note for designated participants to view, comment, or edit.
Sharing a link Post a link in the Web Links pod. Post a link in the Zoom in-meeting chat.
Setting up room layouts Set up room layout templates for different activities or meeting types. Set up your desktop layout and share your desktop; you can position Zoom windows as necessary on the desktop using a meeting setting.

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