Adobe has announced a new version of Acrobat Connect Pro – their high-end web conferencing and eLearning solution. The tool (which you might remember in its original incarnation as Macromedia Breeze) is positioned for educational and medium-to-large business use. New features in this release include integration with learning systems like Blackboard, presence capabilities that hook it up to instant messaging clients, break-out rooms for students, and tools for tracking and organizing online classes. You can even record meetings and edit them for later offline use.
Acrobat Connect Pro usage starts at $375 per month for five users. That may be a bit pricey for many web workers. Fortunately, there are less expensive solutions if you want to hold online meetings without all the bells and whistles. Check out our roundup of nine of these.