Adobe Connect

adobeConnect

Interested in holding online synchronous discussions with students?  Looking for a way for students in remote locations to participate in a face-to-face class? Need to host a web conference?  Then Adobe Connect may be the tool for you.  Adobe Connect allows faculty to host real-time meetings with up to 100 participants.  Features include audio, video, screen sharing, whiteboard, polling, and chat.  Meetings can also be recorded and shared.  As there are a limited number of licenses for meeting organizers, please contact us to discuss using this tool and having an Adobe Connect account created for you.

Key Benefits of Using Adobe Connect with Students

  • Allows students with complex schedules the opportunity to participate in class
  • Gives students the opportunity to revisit content outside class

Tips for Hosting Adobe Connect Meetings

  • Set aside 10-15 minutes before class to make sure the technology is working.
  • Assign a student to help monitor the session: watch for raised hands and the conversation taking place in the chat pod.
  • Video takes a large amount of bandwidth.  As a result, the instructor may want to ask students to not share their webcam.
  • Make sure students participating from a remote location wear headphones and mute their mic to reduce audio feedback.
  • Have students use the chat pod to ask questions, add comments, etc.
  • If you have more than one device (i.e. desktop, laptop, mobile device), use one to host the meeting and the other to monitor the session as participant.

Visit the official Adobe Connect: Getting Started help pages to review more tips for hosting or participating in a meeting.

Want to learn more?

Contact us to arrange a one-to-one session or connect with one of the following faculty/staff members to learn more about Adobe Connect:

  • Kevin Bolding, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Daniela Geleva, Associate Professor of Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Ryan LaBrie, Associate Professor, Management & Information Systems
  • Melani Plett, Professor of Electrical Engineering