Oct 30, 2014 // eLearning Tools

10 (Free!) Conferencing Tools

DigitalChalk: 10 (Free!) Conferencing Tools

DigitalChalk: 10 (Free!) Conferencing Tools

eLearning professionals are constantly collaborating and meeting with one another, and for many, GoToMeeting is their tool of choice. It is one of the most popular and you can easily host a number of people with no problem. Downside: there is a monthly fee. Luckily, there are many other (free!) conferencing tools and we’ve narrowed it down to these 10.

  1. AnyMeeting
    Host up to 200 participants with no time limits. Hold unlimited meetings, share screens, and send personal meeting invitations to attendees. Although the free version is ad supported, you still have full functionality, including access to their free online quiz and survey tool.
  2. Google+ Hangouts
    Video chat with up to 10 participants and record conversations from any device, anytime, anywhere. Although you cannot screen share, it is one of the better video chat tools that is growing in popularity.
  3. Join.me
    Hold online meetings and gain access to your collaborator’s computer remotely. Easily invite up to 10 users and screen share with phone and Internet audio conferencing.
  4. MeetingBurner
    Host up to 10 people with no downloads required. It includes Skype integration, conference lines, screen sharing, and one-click recording and sharing. You also have access to analytics for your meetings so you can see how your guests interact with your content.
  5. UberConference
    Host unlimited conferences for up to 10 people with easy organizer setup and screen sharing. Meet on the go and without any downloads.
  6. DigitalChalk: 10 (Free!) Conferencing Tools

  7. Twiddla
    This web-based online meeting tool doesn’t require any plug-ins, downloads, or installs. Browse the web with collaborators, share images, and hold conference calls for free.
  8. Voxeet
    Download this online meeting program for free to conduct high quality conference calls and webinars on any device. No dial-ins or PIN numbers are required, making it easy and quick for attendees to collaborate.
  9. Hall
    Easily chat with your team members, with unlimited users, groups, and integrations. Sync seamlessly across all devices including Mac, Windows, Web, Android, and iPhone.
  10. Meetin.gs
    Hold unlimited meetings with up to 6 participants, share materials and documents, and enjoy Skype integration. Easily integrate with your calendar, address book, and existing meeting communication tools.
  11. Mikogo
    Hold online meetings and virtual training events live with no downloads or installations. The free version limits 3 participants, so this is ideal for smaller teams. Mikogo works on mobile devices and offers recording, whiteboard, and file transfer features.

 
*For more conferencing tools and GoToMeeting alternatives, check out these 10 from eLearning Industry.

 
Do you have more online conferencing tool suggestions? Share with us!

Sarah Bright

Communications Director

Sarah Bright is the communications director, content editor, and social media voice for DigitalChalk. She has found her niche in writing about the eLearning industry and sharing tips and tricks for building successful online courses.

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  • Ken

    Which of these can share audio from a recorded training? Using Go to Meeting but sharing audio from a prerecorded training is not easy. We need this when working on trainings or previewing to customers.

  • Hi Ken, many of these tools offer live audio sharing options. Just check out the websites to learn more about each one.

  • Sanam Singh

    In addition to above, you may consider an on premise web conferencing solution from R-HUB (http://www.rhubcom.com).

  • Ethan

    Have you tried ClickMeeting? It could be just what you’re looking for.

  • sylvester stallone

    In addition to above, you may also have a look at R-HUB web conferencing server.