Now we know what you are probably saying…another video conference tool? We have Zoom! You are right we do have Zoom and to be honest, Around is not something revolutionary, it does video-based calls, allows everyone to share screens, and pretty much everything Zoom gives us, but it also adds some spice to meet specific needs.
Around’s bread and butter is that it was built for what we call hybrid-remote. This is when you have a video call that has several people in the same room while others are remote. Give you a tool called Echo-prevention, which allows people in the same room to ignore other people's mics. This feature could allow you to let all the students in a class join on their computers so the remote students can see their faces, but not get annoying feedback.
Another great thing about Around is that they have added some focus tools, fun meeting vibes, and other fun social features that can spruce up meetings. To learn more watch the video below:
Around works like a lot of other video conference tools, it is just that it gives you some extra stuff that makes the whole experience a lot better.