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D2L and Adobe Connect have integrated in order to bring the web conferencing capabilities into the Desire2Learn online learning environment. Webconferencing is available by using the Online Rooms tool within the D2L learning environment. Refer to the information below to get accustomed to using Adobe Connect within a D2L environment.
Adobe Connect is a desktop web conference system that allows users to meet, share, and collaborate at a distance from their desktops. For more information about Adobe Connect capabilities please visit the following pages:
To access a list of Adobe Connect meeting rooms available to you and to create new rooms click the Online Rooms button on the top left of your browser window when within a Desire2Learn course. It should look similar to the image below:
The following screenshot shows the Rooms List display that appears once you click Online Rooms.
To create a new meeting room click the New Room button and add appropriate information. When creating your room you will be able to add individual attendees to a meeting or add all course participants.
For step-by-step instructions on creating a room and adding participants please visit the Create an Online Meeting and Add Attendees tutorial.
Prior to the web conference start time you can edit the settings of a room. Archives cannot have settings altered.
Accounts can be shared across courses, sections and groups. Accounts are accessible by clicking Settings on the on the Online Room Areas menu.
There are 2 types of accounts:
Archives are records of past meetings. Attendees can view past sessions, but they cannot join the room.
Rather than having users access your online room, you can also insert a quicklink to an Online Room or Archive. Using D2L's Content tool a Quicklink topic can be created by selecting Online Rooms as your Quicklink category. To learn how to insert a quicklink as a Content topic please visit the Create Topics by Using a Quicklink tutorial.