What this upgrade will mean to users:

  • Using the External Tool activity to create meeting rooms will remain unchanged.
  • The Web Manager interface remains mostly unchanged.
  • The Login screen incorporates visual updates and option to choose browser or app launch.
  • The meeting room will be more accessible to participants in the web browser using the HTML5 client.

HTML5 Browser Client

This upgrade introduces the HTML5 client for Adobe Connect, meaning participants can now join meetings in their web browser without downloading additional software or plugins. Meeting Hosts must still use the desktop application to make use of all features.

The HTML5 client supports the most commonly used features for attending and participating in meetings, though there are still some limitations. For more information on what is supported, see Adobe Connect Capabilities in HTML Client.

Participants can still join meetings using the Adobe Connect desktop application and the Adobe Connect Flash-based browser client if required, however Flash will be unsupported from 2020. Meeting participants can elect to open the browser client or the application upon accessing an Adobe Connect meeting room.

New Login Screen

The login screen when accessing the Web Manager interface, or when logging into a meeting room, may appear different. In some cases, you  may need to click the 'Registered User' tab to login with your ACU username and password, instead of the default 'Guest' option:

Log In User Adobe

User Interface and functionality changes

Updates to the meeting room interface may include:

  • Updated colours, fonts, and graphical elements.
  • Reduced file size of graphical assets to improve load times.
  • Additional option to Mute All Sounds in the classroom.
  • Ability to show webcam video in High Definition (HD).
  • Various other minor improvements to optional settings in the online classroom environment.

Desktop Application update

You may or may not need to update the desktop application before using Adobe Connect.

Please run the Adobe Meeting Test and install the application if you are prompted to do so. If you are a meeting host, you should use the desktop application and run the meeting test to ensure your setup is working correctly and your internet connection is strong from where you'll be hosting meetings.

More information

Please see Adobe's "What's New in Adobe Connect 10" page for more information.

Page last updated on 23/01/2020

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