ConexED Vs. Zoom Skype, & Adobe

What’s the Best Video Chat Software for Education?

As more students move online and take classes remotely, educators, advisors, and institutions are looking to adapt video chat platforms like Zoom and Skype to fulfill their obligations to provide equal and equitable access to all students, regardless of their location or special needs.  While these video chat platforms are widely used, they are often not ADA, WCAG 2.0-complaint or FERPA-compilant solutions. ConexED’s Academic Communication System, on the other hand,  is built from the ground up to provide educators and advisors with an easy-to-use video chat and virtual classroom platform that is 100% FERPA-compliant and ADA, WCAG 2.0-certified.

FERPA Video Chat & Virtual Classroom Software Comparison Chart

 

 

ConexED Zoom Skype Adobe
Fully 508/ADA WCAG 2.1 Conforming Yes No No No
3rd Party Accessibility Certification Yes No No No
FERPA & HIPAA Compliant Yes No No No
Reason Code Scheduling Functions Specifically designed for Reporting for State and Federal Funding and Grants Yes No No No
Creation of Departments and Groups for Tailored Function and Feature Customization Yes No No No
Six Levels of Administration Access that can be assigned to specific Departments and Groups Yes No No No
Scheduling System & Event Seat Registratoin Integrated into the Video Meeting Platform Yes No No No
Scheduling System & Event Seat Registration that also allows physical location customization Yes No No No
Intake Form w/ Reported Data specific to Each Group Yes No No No
Intake Form w/ Reported Data specific to Each Event Yes No No No
Learning Management Tool Integrations Per Course Synchronization Yes No No No
Student Information System Integration – Push/Pull of Student Data for Predictive Analytics Yes No No No
Instant Chat Messaging System w/ Walk-In Video Meeting Function Yes No No No
Group Shared Lobby w/ Reason Code Integration (for reporting and data) Yes No No No
Customized Group Lobby Messaging – Add Video, Instructions, Download links, etc. Yes No No No
End of Meeting Survey w/ Analytical Data Yes No No No
Staff Review Form – Can Sync and Send Data to the SIS and to the Student as a Followup Email Yes No No No
Front Desk Application – to book video and on-site appointments for students Yes No No No
Confirmation Email Template Customization Yes No No No
SMS Text Message Alert Customization of Video Meeting Confirmation Yes No No No
Customization of Alerts and Blocks when No Shows happen Yes No No No
Webpage Video Meeting Portal Integration with Scheduling and Walk-In System Functions Yes No No No
All Faculty & Staff Have their own Licence of In-Office Video Meeting Space and Large Classroom Space w/ Personal Office and Event Scheduling System Yes No No No
Document Library Integration into Video Meeting Space Yes No No No
Google Collaborate Suite Integration; Docs, Slides, Sheets Yes No No No
Instant Messaging w/ Text-To-Speech Yes No No No
Real-Time Closed Captions w/ Caption Editing Capabilities Yes No No No
Saved Transcripts of All Meetings Yes No No No
Unlimited Recorded Archives & Chat Transripts Saved up to Seven Years Yes No No No

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Tracy Gorham

Tracy Gorham

CEO & Founder at ConexED
Tracy Gorham is the founder of Cranium Cafe, a WebRTC EdTech company that democratizes student engagement regardless of ability or location and instantly connects students with their academic support team with one-click. Tracy is a serial entrepreneur, starting her first hi-tech photo simulations company at 24 years old. Tracy has extensive experience in building new technologies and teams that create and inspire innovation. She is an alumni of Westminster College and is inspired everyday by the students who use her software to achieve their academic goals.
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Tracy Gorham is the founder of Cranium Cafe, a WebRTC EdTech company that democratizes student engagement regardless of ability or location and instantly connects students with their academic support team with one-click. Tracy is a serial entrepreneur, starting her first hi-tech photo simulations company at 24 years old. Tracy has extensive experience in building new technologies and teams that create and inspire innovation. She is an alumni of Westminster College and is inspired everyday by the students who use her software to achieve their academic goals.