Adobe Connect for Students

The goal of these steps is to prepare you for the experience of attending a “webinar” or virtual meeting conducted via Adobe Connect.  You can view the PDF:  Student Checklist Adobe Connect.  The 15-minute screencast that follows is a visual checklist adapted from the written PDF.  Please budget at least 15 minutes to view it in its entirety.

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).
  • Start an Adobe Connect Meeting with Phone Conferencing Launch an Adobe Connect meeting and set its preferences to include audio (telephone) conferencing.
  • Logging Into Adobe Connect for the First Time Watch the two and a half-minute screencast which gives a general orientation to an Adobe Connect account.
  • Set Up Phone Conferencing, one-time only If you are an Adobe Connect meeting host, you have the ability to set up phone conferencing.  This is a one-time only procedure.  Care must be taken to schedule your phone conference so as not to conflict with others in your College.  See the screencast (2 minutes 25 seconds) and download the written instructions in ...
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  • Holding Effective Classroom Discussions, a Classroom Conversion Presentation Dr. Shannon Brown, Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Health Administration, provides an in-depth and pedagogically detailed overview of how she holds classroom discussions that spur critical thinking among her students. Recorded April 1, 2016.   Classroom Conversion with Shannon Brown on Teaching with Discussions from Academic Technology on Vimeo.
  • Converting old videos to web-ready formats using “Handbrake” If you have old videos that were shot on camcorders using outdated formats (e.g., VHS or hi-8) and then digitized into your computer, they may not be playable if they are in old unrecognizable formats. A free utility called “Handbrake” enables you to quickly convert those old videos into usable web-ready formats (e.g., mp4, H.264).  ...
  • Free video editor may solve instructor’s media needs Educational Technologist Glen Gummess, Ed.D., reviews “DaVinci Resolve,” a free, open source video editor that fits on a PC or Mac and can be used to edit instructional videos.
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