415 BYOL: Virtual Classroom Platforms—Which One Should I Use?

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, November 17



Selecting the right virtual classroom platform can be challenging! There are so many programs available, each with its own sets of tools and features. And each platform offers a unique angle on virtual training classes. With all those differences, it’s hard to know which platform is right for your organization.

In this session, you’ll get to compare six different virtual classroom platforms: Adobe Connect, Citrix GoToTraining, Cisco WebEx Training Center, Jigsaw, Fuze, and Zoom. You’ll gain hands-on experience with their common features and explore what makes each one unique. Using a checklist that can be tailored to your organization, you’ll begin to determine which platform might be best suited for your own virtual training programs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the features of these six virtual classroom platforms
  • How to recognize common tools used in most platforms
  • Which platform features are most useful when selecting a platform
  • How to apply a template for selecting the right platform for your organization

Novice and intermediate designers, managers, directors, and facilitators.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Connect, Citrix GoToTraining, Cisco WebEx Training Center, Jigsaw, Fuze, and Zoom.

Technology Required:
A WiFi-enabled laptop with any standard Internet browser installed.

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Cindy Huggett

Principal Consultant

Cindy Huggett Consulting

Cindy Huggett, the principal consultant at Cindy Huggett Consulting, is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. Cindy has published three books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014), and Virtual Training Basics, 2nd ed. (2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Cindy is a past member of the ATD National Board of Directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.

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