Adobe Connect is an online virtual classroom. It is used by instructors to hold synchronous (real time) meetings and classes, and the ability to create asynchronous (time-shifted) through the recording of classes and making them available for student viewing at a later date. Adobe Connect has numerous capabilities such as classes of up to 100 students, screen sharing, whiteboard, chat room pods, resource pods, lecture capture, instant real time polling, and more.
To obtain a semester license of Adobe Connect, instructors need to make a tool request for Adobe Connect before the beginning of each semester they would like to use this tool. Click the Request for EduTools link under the EduTools menu to the left. Fill out the form and have your course information handy. You will be notified by email once the process is complete. See below for additional support documents. Remember that any virtual rooms created within Adobe Connect are preserved in full and as they were last used, so if you do not need to use Adobe Connect every semester you should not have any concerns.
*Adobe Connect can be used on any desktop/laptop platform using most common web browsers, use the latest updated browser at all times (Firefox is recommended). There is also a free mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices.
Office of Distance Learning information:
Adobe Connect documents and video links:
- Quick Start Guide for Meeting Hosts (the Instructor)
- Quick Start Guide for Participants (the Students)
- Overview Video of Adobe Connect Meeting
- Directory of More Adobe Connect Videos
- Adobe Connect Diagnostic Test and Support Page
- Adobe Connect Mobile APP info page
- Accessing and Editing a Recording (Video, 10:26)