Communication Services & Information Technology
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Communication Services & Information Technology

Adobe Connect

Question

What hardware/software do I need?

Answer

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 http://ucanr.org/connect or http://uc-d.na4.acrobat.com.  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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Adobe Connect, Breeze

Last Updated

February 18, 2010


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