Friday, March 27, 2020

ADMC Virtual Session Software Notes

The ADMC is in the process of collecting responses to a survey, to see which software we should standardize on going forward.

Below are links to the various software on the list.  With some Pros/Cons for each.

Google Hangout

Website: https://hangouts.google.com/

Pros
  • Free
Cons
  • No dial in phone # (so must use computer/tablet/smartphone)

Zoom

 Website: https://zoom.us

Pros
  • Free (paid versions available)
  • Dial in #
    •  Normally Zoom will provide a phone # to dial into, however under strain of extra traffic caused by COVID-19 dial in is only permitted on paid accounts.
Cons

FreeConferenceCall

Website: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/


Pros
  • Free
  • Provides dial in phone # for those who do not want to join via computer
  • No time limit on sessions
Cons
  • Not as well known as some other services?

Jitsi Meet

Website: https://meet.jit.si/

Pros
  • Free
  • Provides dial in phone # for those who do not want to join via computer
  • No time limit on sessions
  • Very similar look and feel to Google Hangouts
  • Open source software

Cons
  • Not as well known as some other services?