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Citrix Online offers simple web conferencing through its
popular GoToMeeting service, as well as two higher-capacity editions based on it:
GoToWebinar and GoToTraining. Both services offer all the features of
GoToMeeting plus many others, but is there one (or more) that best fits your
organization? (Don't forget, all three products can be requested in a fiscal
The TechSoup donation for GoToWebinar is intended for
audiences of up to 1,000 attendees, like public-facing webinars, large-scale
presentations, and major organization-wide events.
The TechSoup subscription for GoToTraining, on the other
hand, is more suited for an intimate audience of up to 25 attendees and is intended
for formal training and education.
Plus, both products include a GoToMeeting license.
GoToWebinar includes these webinar-specific features:
Organizations can request a donated one-year
GoToWebinar subscription through TechSoup for a $94 admin fee. Organizations
can also request discounted
subscriptions from Citrix Online if they are not eligible for the donation
program or have exceeded the annual donation limit.
GoToTraining includes these training-specific features:
Organizations can request one donated one-year
GoToTraining subscription per year for $120. Organizations can also request
subscriptions from Citrix Online.
GoToWebinar and GoToTraining subscriptions both include a
15-user license to GoToMeeting. This means you don't have to purchase a
separate GoToMeeting account for conducting simple web conferences for up to 15
For more information on these features, including HDFaces,
check out Citrix
Online's product comparison and Ariel Gilbert-Knight's blog post on GoToMeeting's
video conferencing and mobile options.
GoToWebinar and GoToTraining also include these features on
top of what's included in GoToMeeting:
Certain features are not available if the meeting host uses
a Mac: specific application sharing; drawing tools; meeting recordings;
multiple monitor support; and integration with Microsoft Office, email, and
instant messaging applications.
GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining all offer 30-day
free trials. Eligible trial users may participate in the TechSoup donation
program. The donation program also
To learn more about TechSoup's Citrix Online donation
program, visit the program
page and the customer
Have you used one or more Citrix web conference tools? What are your experiences?
Wes is a Web Content Developer at TechSoup.
Thanks wesholing. GotoWebinar (and GoToMeeting) are great services. But if you are planning smaller meetings GoMeetNow plans start at 1/3 the price and they are on par with Citrix's quality. www.webconferencing-test.com