Adobe Connect has certain requirements that you, as a meeting Host, will need to meet before you can run classes or webinars in the system. There are also some recommendations that can make the system run more efficiently for you.
Built-in computer microphone and speakers are not recommended for hosting Adobe Connect meetings.
Built-in hardware not only has a reduced quality of sound, it may create audio feedback loops and echoes that may interfere with your teaching. A USB headset with headphones and a microphone is recommended for hosts (and participants, if possible).
If you cannot obtain a USB headset, at the very least use headphones to receive sound, in order to prevent feedback issues. Built-in microphones may also pick up a lot of background noise.
You may also connect a webcam to your computer to show yourself in your meeting room. Most commonly available video devices will work with Adobe Connect, but you should always test your video sharing in advance of your class. Students can also share their webcam if you allow video sharing, though this may use a lot of bandwidth and slow your internet connection.
If you will be hosting meetings you must install the Adobe Connect application.
You should familiarise yourself with the functions of Adobe Connect well in advance of running your first class or webinar.
The following guides may also be useful when inside live classroom:
LEO Support can assist you in creating meeting rooms and troubleshooting any technical problems you're having with Adobe Connect. Please call LEO support on 1800 246 442 or submit a support request via LEO.
Please contact the Learning and Teaching Centre for professional development, resources and advice for your learning and teaching needs at ACU.