Adobe Connect is a web based communication and collaboration tool which allows users to setup and run online meetings. These meetings can include webcam and audio streams for participants in the meeting, whilst also allowing participants to share documents and work collaboratively.
The Adobe Connect system is managed using a web-based front end (the management interface) which users can login to in order to manage their meetings and associated content.
Please note that our licence agreement allows a maximum of 50 attendees at any one time (this can be any combination of meetings / attendees, e.g. 2 meetings with 25 people in each, 10 meetings with 5 people in each, etc).
Adobe Connect Management Interface
The management interface in Connect is the front end in which you manage and edit your meetings.
Working with meetings in Adobe Connect
The following guides explain the basics of working with meetings, from creating meetings to how to work within the meeting room.
Interacting with the default UoS meeting interface – This web page explains the interface of a standard Adobe Connect meeting.
Sharing content in Adobe Connect meetings
There are a number of ways to share different types of content in your Adobe Connect meetings. The following guides explain the best ways to share different things within a meeting.
Note that you should choose ‘how to share documents’ below if you want to find out how to share PDFs, PowerPoint files, Images, or .flv video files. For all other filetypes (for instance Word, Excel, etc) you should choose the ‘How to share your screen’ guide.
How to share your screen in an Adobe Connect meeting – This guide explains how to share content displayed on your screen in an Adobe Connect meeting. If you have more than one monitor you can choose which monitor you wish to share.
This step by step guide will explain how to share your webcam in an Adobe Connect meeting.
Starting your Webcam
If you have been given permission to do so, you may wish to broadcast your camera and voice to others in the meeting room. This is a two step process. Firstly you must enable your webcam (and microphone if you have a separate microphone) by clicking either the webcam button in the top toolbar, or by clicking ‘Start My Webcam’ in the main webcam pod. If you have a separate microphone you can start this by clicking the microphone button in the top toolbar.
Having clicked on ‘Start My Webcam’ (or the webcam button), your webcam will be displayed, but only to you. This is to enable you to re-position the webcam so that you are correctly framed prior to sharing the webcam feed with the rest of the meeting room.
Accept Webcam Access
When you are happy that you are in frame, you can share your webcam with the entire meeting room by clicking ‘Start Sharing’.