So many things to like.
1. Persistent rooms - build your layout and add your content ONCE, and it will always be there, ready for your next virtual meeting without you having to rebuild and reload every time. If you are doing several meetings or training events with the same material - this is a must and Adobe Connect does it.
2. Multiple hosts and presenters - no passing the ball - just make another person a host at the same time as you and now you can collaborate and work together to deliver your meeting or training.
3. MANY great pods - polls, quizzes, chat, whiteboards, file shares - and many add ons to make it even better.
4. TRUE breakout rooms that you can customize, and really drive collaboration and engagement.
5. Sharing results from breakout rooms - whatever they artoe down, recorded or created in the breakout rooms can easily be shred with the rest of the groups.
6. engagement meters - who is not really engaged or paying attention? Adobe Connect can help you figure that out.
7. Content libraries, event management - very good
8. Recordings that can be edited and downloaded
9. mobile apps that actually work
There are many more features but the point is - if you want to mimic a live face-to-face event - there is no other platform that can do it as well as Adobe Connect. (I am not being paid by Adobe BTW )
As good as it is, there are some caveats.
1. It has a bit of a learning curve - so many features, so many things to remember and learn.
2. Bandwidth is always a challenge - participants need to make sure all other programs and browser windows are closed or you get lag.
3. System can just shut down or freeze for no reason (that can be found easily) and that requires restarting a meeting which is never a proud moment in delivery.
4. Adobe still hasn't made it work all the time with macs - they really need to put some people on that and FIX IT!
5. My opinion - if you are going to use Adobe Connect for serious training - you need a producer on with the facilitator for EVERY session. Not a bad thing just an important thing to consider. And since you CAN have both roles with full admin access it is actually a plus if done right.
Get a trial account and learn how to use it - compare it to what you are currently using AND know exactly what you want and see if it fits those needs.
Be aware that this is a robust system that takes practice to use AND seriously consider hiring an experienced producer to help you maximize its features and execute good meetings and training events.
Converting live - face-to-face training in virtual training with the same level of interaction and engagement while lower overall training and associated travel costs.