Yes. The Adobe Connect Mobile app is available for many mobile operating systems. See the Adobe product page for more information.
Adobe offers basic editing options and allows you to download an .flv version of your recording. The FLV files can be converted by many popular multimedia programs. Contact the IT Service Center for information on campus resources in this area.
Yes, Adobe Connect meetings can be recorded and shared with people who do not have access to the Adobe Connect server.
If you are the Meeting Host, you can select the Chat pod options > Email Chat History.
Yes, Adobe Connect meetings can be recorded and saved for playback. Since Adobe Connect records the events rather than just static screenshots, participants or those unable to attend the meeting can play the recording in whatever size they would like and use some of the interactive features that a typical participant would have been able to manipulate. Adobe Connect can even be used to pre-record lectures for later viewing by students. This ability may requires use of CenturyLink integrated audio. Ask the OIT Service Center for assistance with getting this set up for your meeting prior to having your meeting and recording your session.
Yes, Adobe Connect meetings can be created through the Online Rooms tool within Desire2Learn. If you wish to learn more about the this functionality, please visit the D2L - Adobe Connect Integration page.
Yes, it is called Two-way Universal Voice. You must add an audio conferencing provider to your meeting for this to work. We currently recommend use of CenturyLink Audio Conferencing Service. Please visit the Using VoIP page for more info.
Yes, anyone can join a meeting that is configured to accept guests. This configuration is at the meeting host’s discretion. Hosts have three options when configuring the meeting: numbers two and three will allow guests to enter without an IdentiKey
No. Once you create a meeting room, it exists until you delete it. Your meeting room is available 24/7 always at the same URL you assigned the room. Many people create a "personal" meeting room with an easy to remember URL that they can share via an instant message or over the phone for instant, ad-hoc meetings.
The FLV files can be converted by many popular multimedia programs. Contact the OIT Service Center for assistance in identifying campus resources that can help you. The Media Duplication and Conversion Services at the Norlin Library is one resource available to you.
One of the advantages to Connect is that there is a large community of enthusiastic users ready to share their knowledge of the system. For instance, the Adobe Connect Users Group (http://connectusers.com) has resources for those new to Connect and those who have been using it for a while. We strongly encourage everyone interested in Connect to visit their website for examples of best practices, applications for its use, troubleshooting tips, etc.
If you prefer self-paced training you can begin with the Getting Started with Connect presentation. If you want to take more in depth product training, you can visit the Adobe Connect Resource Center. There are also online training videos available on the Adobe Connect Video tutorials page.
Reference the CenturyLink conferencing with Adobe Connect documentation for using this service.
Echoes in Voice Over IP sessions are caused by the audio being transmitted being picked up by a microphone and being retransmitted over and over again. The best way to eliminate echoes is through the use of a headset microphone (USB or standard) or through special echo canceling hardware such a USB Speakerphones. If you are using echo canceling equipment and still hear an echo, the easiest way to track down who is causing the echo is finding out who doesn't hear it! For example, say every time person A speaks, person C hears an echo but person B does not hear an echo. When person B speaks, person A and person C do not hear an echo. Chances are, person B is the person causing the echo. Even the use of a headset may not eliminate echo if the microphone is turned to high or the volume is too loud in the headset.
There is no limit for a meeting; however the CU-Boulder campus is currently licensed for 2,000 concurrent users across our Adobe Connect server cluster. Therefore, we can support 200 meetings of 10 users at the same time, or 100 meetings of 20 users, and so on. Once there are 2,000 users on the Adobe Connect server, no additional users will be able to join a current meeting. On a practical basis, meetings with more than 100 users is not recommended.
The maximum size of a file that can be uploaded into Adobe Connect is 100 MB. Any file greater than 100 MB that is uploaded will fail during the upload process.
Make sure your Flash plugin privacy settings are set to "allow". You can access the Flash plugin settings by right clicking (or Mac control+click) and select "Settings". Clicking "remember" will remember this setting for each session on the computer you are working on.
Voice Over IP can be a fantastic, cost effective method to transmit audio for your meeting or event. It can also be very challenging. More information can also be found on Adobe's Best Practices for Using Connect Pro VoIP website.
There are three main roles you can have in a meeting: Meeting Host, Presenter, and Participant.
The Host can perform the following tasks:
The Presenter can perform the following tasks:
The Participant can perform the following tasks:
Adobe Connect uses Adobe Flash. At a minimum you need an OIT supported web browser with a current version of Flash installed. Flash is one of the most popular browser plugins in the world and is already installed on most computers.
To host a Connect Meeting, you will need to install a lightweight plug-in called the Connect Add-In. The Add-In allows you to upload files, share your screen, and have improved Voice-over-IP for meeting audio. The Add-In is available for Windows and Macintosh users. You can download and install the Connect Add-In on the Adobe Connect Downloads page. You can test to see if your computer is ready to host a meeting by testing your meeting connection.
While you can use a webcam to share audio and video it is not required to participate in or host a meeting. A broadband internet connection is recommended but dial-up can be used with a loss of some functions (especially audio and video). For more detailed system requirements, see Adobe Connect System Requirements.
Adobe Connect is a program in Adobe's line of software that allows you to collaborate over the Internet. Adobe Connect allows you to host live, online meetings from anywhere in the world using only your web browser. You can share your computer screen; create whiteboards; text, audio and video chat; and several other functions all through your browser window. You can also easily upload Flash and PowerPoint files to share with others in your meeting. The idea is to bring web tools together in one place to allow you to do more work with less hassle.
You can use Adobe Connect any time you need to share your desktop with others, take collaborative notes for a team meeting, or share a piece of content with somebody else who is in another location. You should always include an Adobe Connect URL when you are hosting a meeting with remote attendees, or any time you set up a conference call.
If you are doing a webcast or a meeting where only one or two presenters are speaking and the majority of participants are passive listeners, we recommend using Voice Over IP (VoIP). You should use a headset microphone or USB Echo cancelling speaker phone for VoIP sessions. If you are having multiple participants all speaking in your meeting (more than 2), it is recommended to us an audio conferencing service such as that provided by CenturyLink. VoIP will work with larger conferences if all parties have headsets or echo cancelling speaker phones (USB). You also have the option of having both types of audio (VoIP and teleconferencing) in the same call, but this requires the use of an audio conferencing service provider such as CenturyLink.
Adobe Connect is a service available to the CU-Boulder campus. Active faculty, staff and students can request to be a meeting host by contacting the IT Service Center or submitting a meeting host request using the Meeting Host Request Form. Meetings can be hosted by faculty, staff and students in the web portal at meeting.colorado.edu. Access through Desire2Learn is available, as well. Faculty, staff and students can invite guests to meetings they host, including campus and non-campus (external) affiliates, associates or colleagues. Active students can be invited to meetings by faculty of staff hosts.
A common error is setting up your CenturyLink account information in your meeting administration panel without first setting it up in your personal profile. You have to set up your CenturyLink account information in your personal profile as shown in the documentation which you can access here. If this doesn't resolve your problem, please contact the IT Service Center.
Adobe Connect offers a media-rich method of collaboration and interaction that can supplement or supplant traditional face-to-face forms of communication, like meetings and classroom time. The video and audio features give participants access to the visual and audible cues that are so crucial to successful collaboration. Teams can gather and work together from distant geographic locations, presenters can reach audiences in other cities or states, and instructors can provide course material to students anywhere. In any meeting, meeting hosts can record meetings and presentations for any participants to review at a later time.