The novel coronavirus has forced millions of people around the globe to work from home due to serious health concerns. Managers are conducting employee training online. Teachers are setting up virtual classrooms for their students.
Everyone is searching for the right tools to continue their operations online and make this challenging time just a little bit easier. With that in mind, here is a list of eight virtual classroom platforms every business or school can utilize:
1. ProProfs Virtual Classroom Software
ProProfs Virtual Classroom Software is one of the simplest yet powerful online training platforms you can use. It’s very user-friendly, scalable, and supports all devices and 70+ languages.
It can help you create a virtual classroom for any number of learners, set up learning paths and course bundles, and send reminders and handouts. You can create online courses from scratch or use 100+ customizable courses from its library.
Whether you use it for teaching or employee training, it will make learning an absolute breeze. An engaging learning experience is what this virtual classroom software is all about. You can boost engagement and knowledge retention with quizzes, surveys, videos, presentations, and more.
The software comes with real-time collaboration tools and an integrated knowledge base for 24/7 self-help. Among its many analytics capabilities are performance and engagement reports for helping your learners continually improve their efforts.
WizIQ enables you to deliver teaching or employee training with a WebRTC-based HTML5 virtual classroom. So, you can access it from any browser, without downloading anything.
Once you set up a live virtual classroom, you can engage your learners with real-time communication using high-definition video conferencing features. You can also use interactive whiteboards, quizzes, polls, live chat, open discussion boards, live screen sharing, and more.
WizIQ lets you record your live sessions, and integrate with your LMS, CMS, ERP, or your website.
VEDAMO doubles as an LMS and virtual classroom software, also ideal for both businesses and educational institutions. It’s feature-rich and very intuitive. It comes with video-conferencing features, screen-sharing capabilities, breakout rooms, and a built-in text editor tool for creating and editing your training content.
Its file-sharing features, online whiteboard, and live chat enable seamless collaboration. It also has a media player for boosting engagement with multimedia materials. You can record live sessions, which are highly-interactive, and mark the key moments in sessions for better knowledge retention. You can easily integrate VEDAMO with other LMS tools.
Like WizIQ, LearnCube is a browser-based virtual classroom tool that doesn’t require any downloads. Built specifically for online education, it’s perfect for schools and can be very useful for employee training too.
It lets you deliver private and group classes (up to 8 users) with easy scheduling, recording, and review. Its online whiteboard feature is great for real-time collaboration, as well as its high-quality video and audio.
It helps you share files and media and offers a content marketplace with various learning materials and lesson plans. LearnCube currently offers a free plan for schools and organizations affected by the coronavirus.
5. Electa Live
With Electa Live, you can deliver corporate e-learning or teach students in a virtual classroom. The software supports live online classes, online meetings, webinars, one-on-one sessions, and group sessions – all with excellent video and audio quality.
It offers file and screen sharing, text messaging, interactive whiteboards, and markup and annotation tools for keeping users’ attention and maximizing knowledge retention.You can also deploy online polls and surveys, and record your meetings and live sessions.
Users can also use breakout rooms to set up smaller groups for individual collaboration.
There are guided web tours which come in handy in online research.
6. SAP Litmos
SAP Litmos combines a powerful LMS and a large content library for employee training. It also provides a learning solution for schools, as well as organizations in other industries. It comes with gamification features and leaderboards for engaging and motivating learners.
You can track their performance, provide feedback, and generate various analytics reports.
You can also personalize your online courses with learning paths to optimize knowledge retention.
SAP Litmos is flexible and scalable, supports any device, and deploys in minutes. It’s easy to integrate with many other tools you’re using, such as CRM, ERP, and HR software.
eTrainCenter is a scalable virtual classroom and LMS platform that works best for small and medium-sized businesses. Its simple interface and robust reporting make employee training and performance monitoring a piece of cake.
You can choose from thousands of ready-made training courses or create your own using the platform’s built-in authoring tools. You can create surveys and assessments, add multimedia content, manage enrollments, track certification, and integrate with third-party apps.
eTrainCenter also offers an option to enable you to make a profit from your training courses by selling them or creating customer portals.
BrainCert a browser-based virtual classroom tool powered by WebRTC. It supports 50+ languages, enables synchronous and asynchronous learning, and has a wealth of useful features.
There are interactive whiteboards, HD audio and video conferencing, screen sharing, markup and annotation, session recording, online polls, surveys, and much more.
You can share files even in a chat window and use a media player in a live virtual classroom. There’s also breakout rooms support and an integrated content library, as well as powerful reporting.
By Kamy Anderson, EdTech Enthusiast at ProProfs
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