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Communication Services & Information Technology

Adobe Connect


What hardware/software do I need?


Since the program itself resides on the Adobe Connect Pro server at Adobe, Inc., you don't need to install a program to make it work. The program uses your flash-enabled browser (IE, Firefox, Safari) to provide the online meeting experience.

The server address is or  They are to the same location, but you may find one easier to remember than the other.

You do need a computer, a browser and an Internet connection. The better the Internet connection, the better the Adobe Connect experience. Adobe Connect handles the visuals quite well, but for a meeting with several participants (more than 3 or 4) interactive discussions will be best if you use a telephone (or phone conferencing system) for audio and just use Adobe Connect for the visuals, chats, whiteboards, polls, etc. A webcam will allow you to send your image and audio if it has a built-in microphone. You can use your computer speakers or headphones.

When you sign-in for the first time using a specific computer, you will be prompted to allow the Adobe Connect server to install the Adobe Connect Plug-in. This is needed by your browser to allow Presenters and Hosts show Powerpoints, photos, documents, etc. The plug-in will be required for those activities.  Its installation is very quick, just a couple seconds, then you are disconnected from the server and immediately reconnected to the same meeting. Participants, your viewers, will not be prompted to install this add-in.

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Last Updated

February 18, 2010

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