Comparison of Wimba Classroom, Tegrity and Fuze Meeting
If you previously used Wimba Classroom, you may be wondering what other tools supported by ITS have similiar features. This page compares Wimba Classroom with the Tegrity Lecture Capture screen-capture tool and the Fuze Meeting video-conferencing and real-time collaboration tool.
|Tegrity Lecture Capture
Record a presentation or lecture to share with others via a live webcast or later with recording links.
Hold an online meeting, class, or real-time / synchronous collaboration session with others.
If you're an instructor, wondering why and how best to use Tegrity, Fuze Meeting, or any other technology to achieve your instructional goals, the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) can help. To discuss ways you might use an alternative technology to achieve the learning objectives that Wimba Classroom previously met, please contact the CTTL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Wimba Classroom let you...||With Fuze Meeting you can...
||With Tegrity you can...
|Pre-upload content such as PDF and image files to the Wimba Room.||Pre-upload content to a Fuze Meeting or your Fuze Content Library||N/A - Tegrity records what is shown on your computer screen (e.g., screen capture).|
|Guest-access link for others to join your Wimba session without having to log in.||Fuze Meeting links do not require attendees to log in; only the meeting Host requires a Fuze Meeting account.||An anonymous-access link can be provided to a Tegrity recording or live webcast.|
|Limit Wimba session access to students enrolled in a Banner or SLU Global course.||Access to a Fuze Meeting is limited by who has the meeting link. Provide the Fuze Meeting link only to your students via a content link in your SLU Global course or other communication method. Do not use the 'auto accept’ option to verify who is joining the Fuze meeting.||All courses in SLU Global have a corresponding course in Tegrity. Access to Tegrity recordings is by default limited to users enrolled in the SLU Global course.|
|Links to create and manage the settings for a Wimba Room or Archive are integrated into the tool links in your SLU Global course.||A user with a Fuze Meeting account can log into fuzemeeting.com from any computer to create and manager their meetings and recordings. Links to Fuze Meetings or recordings can be added manually to a SLU Global course.||Users can access Tegrity recordings via the SLU Global course menu, or instructors can use “Get Class Link” to provide a link to a specific recording that requires the student to login.|
|Share your desktop for session attendees to see; allow attendees to control your desktop (AppShare).||The Desktop Share option let’s you show your computer screen to meeting attendees. The Remote Control option let’s attendees control your screen (PC to PC only)||Tegrity records anything that you show on your computer screen. Tegrity can also index text that is displayed on your computer screen for students to search on later.|
|Archive (record) a Wimba session for review later.
* The video of the speaker is included with the recording, displayed in a separate window.
|A Fuze Meeting can be recorded.
* The video conference portion of the meeting is not included in the recording; the vendor is reviewing this important feature request for Summer 2013.
|Tegrity’s primary function is to record the speaker’s audio, video, and the speaker’s computer screen. All content that the speaker chooses to show is displayed during the playback. Additional content can be added later to the recording using the Bookmarks & Notes feature.|
|Provide downloadable versions of Wimba Archives (.MP3, .MP4)||Recordings of meetings can be downloaded (.MP4) and also streamed to a supported web browser.||Tegrity recordings can be downloaded (.MP3, .MP4) and also streamed to supported devices.|
|Recordings of Wimba sessions cannot be edited.||Recordings of a Fuze Meeting cannot be edited.||Tegrity allows a user to make basic edits to recordings. You can select a start and end 'cut' point to remove an unwanted portion of a recording.|
|Communicate synchronously (in real-time) with attendees to an online Wimba session. Attendees can chat, use their microphone, and show their webcam video.||Fuze Meeting’s primary function is to provide a synchronous, online collaborative ‘meeting space’. Attendees can communicate in real-time with other attendees via chat, use their microphone, and show their webcam video.||Tegrity has a Webcast feature that lets others watch a Tegrity recording as it is being created (‘live’). However Tegrity does not include two-way communication between the presenter and attendees watching the Webcast.|
|Unlimited storage of files uploaded to Wimba and recordings of sessions.||Unlimited storage in the Content Library; unlimited number of meetings and recordings.||SLU is charged based on the number of hours recorded. Tegrity recordings associated with Banner courses are purged periodically based on the posted Tegrity retention policy.|
|Breakout Rooms allow a presenter to distribute attendees to separate rooms for group work and discussions.||Fuze Meeting does not currently have similar functionality. A meeting can only be started by a Fuze Meeting account holder. An account holder can only have one meeting going on at a time.
Google Apps includes video chat and Google Hangouts for similar online student collaboration sessions or small group work.
|Tegrity’s primary function is to record a presenter’s content and audio/video, not to serve as a real-time collaboration space.
The Student Recording feature does allow students to record presentations that can be uploaded for the instructor to view.