Adobe Connect

Introduction to Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is the webinar solution for USF which enables the webcasting of classes, training sessions, virtual office hours, or any other type of "virtual" meeting that joins participants from any remote connection that has access to the internet.

Through Adobe Connect, faculty and meeting hosts may transmit voice, video, Powerpoint slides, computer desktops, and engage in chat sessions, polls, and share files of any type.

A certain level of mastery is required to effectively use Adobe Connect, so you may access training on this site from the Adobe Connect dropdown menu, and through resources geared toward students and faculty, separately.

Watch the general orientation for instructors who will be hosting Adobe Connect meetings, and then continue to browse related topics.  You may need to enter your USF email address and portal password to view the presentation below.

You may view several brief orientations to gain an understanding of what Adobe Connect does, and how it's organized, by selecting from the list that follows.

Getting Started with Adobe Connect

As an instructor who will be creating and hosting Adobe Connect webinars, you will begin by going to the Adobe Connect website at USF.   Log in with your username and password that will be supplied to you by Academic Technology .  Run the Adobe Connect Diagnostic Test , and make sure you have installed the updated Adobe Connect meeting app (add-in). Please review the simple user interface, shown below, and then read further as you scroll down : 
Use the Adobe Connect App to Enter Your Meetings

Use the Adobe Connect App to Enter Your Meetings

The Adobe Connect App is an updated way to enter your meetings, with fewer headaches, available for browsers (Google Chrome or Firefox, recommended), or mobile devices (Apple or Android). When you create and manage your meetings, you open a browser...

Setting Up a Webcam/Mic for Adobe Connect

You should always purchase a USB-type webcam or headset/microphone that is "plug-and-play", which means the device will automatically self-install on your computer, and that your computer will notify you when the device is ready. When you start your webcam in an Adobe Connect meeting, you will get a "preview" image first. You must click "start sharing" to send the video in the Adobe Connect meeting (as shown in the following brief screencast).

Classroom Webcasting

This page contains a checklist for instructors to prepare to webcast a classroom to students who are logging in remotely, using Adobe Connect. The checklist is expanded on in detail in the procedures for webcasting from a classroom. The checklist...

Take a refresher on webcasting your classroom.

Watch these posts: Classroom Webcasting Record a Meeting . Retrieve and Make Public a Meeting Recording (to be provided).
  • How to Upload a Powerpoint to Adobe Connect Presenting a Powerpoint uploaded to an Adobe Connect meeting has advantages over simply sharing your screen. Topmost is the fact that it saves bandwidth for all users.  Adobe Connect also stores the Powerpoint for later use within the meeting, as the screencast shows and the PDF documents. View the document itself:
  • Going Full Screen with Powerpoints and Desktop Displays in Adobe Connect Participants attending an Adobe Connect can enlarge a Powerpoint or desktop display to full screen size, without disturbing others who are attending the meeting, and then restore the display to its normal size, by toggling a simple switch in the meeting environment.  The PDF document shows you how, and the screencast that follows demonstrates. 
  • Webcasting from a “Deep Freeze” computer When you are using Adobe Connect to webcast from a classroom that has deep freeze, there are steps you must undertake every time you start or restart the computer. The PDF document provides these steps, including settings for a USB wireless microphone.  The two screencasts shows these steps visually.  The first screencast show steps for setting ...

First Time Use of Adobe Connect