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Introduction to Webinars for Academics:
Adobe Connect
Terese Bird
Academic Practice Service and
Institute of ...
What will we talk about?
• What is a webinar?
• Tech
• Webinar uses
– Lectures
– Meetings
– Focus Groups
– Training
– Conf...
What is a webinar?
• Internet-facilitated browser meeting, possibly
comprising voice, video, and computer-based
demonstrat...
Tech
• Computer with internet connection – wired
connection is best
• Microphone
• Headphones – absolute must
• Webcam opt...
We use Adobe Connect
• Windows, Macs, but not Linux
• iOS and Android devices need app
• Can be fiddly
• Email ithelp for
...
Lectures
• … with both face-to-face and remote participants
• Participants type chat only (no microphones)
• Start with we...
Meetings
• Send email
• Webcam is important
• Everyone will need a microphone
• Leave time at the beginning for fiddling w...
Focus Groups
• Everyone will need a microphone
• Leave time at the beginning for fiddling with
microphone
• Only one speak...
Case study of Maths Assessment
• Students presented their work to overseas
companies
• Everything was recorded for review ...
Contact us for advice!
• Terese Bird tmb10@le.ac.uk
• Catherine Leyland cl250@le.ac.uk
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This presentation forms part of a training session by Catherine Leyland and me, at University of Leicester on 16 May, 2014. Uses of webinars in higher education academic settings are discussed.

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  1. 1. www.le.ac.uk Introduction to Webinars for Academics: Adobe Connect Terese Bird Academic Practice Service and Institute of Learning Innovation tmb10@le.ac.uk 14 May, 2014
  2. 2. What will we talk about? • What is a webinar? • Tech • Webinar uses – Lectures – Meetings – Focus Groups – Training – Conferences – Assessment
  3. 3. What is a webinar? • Internet-facilitated browser meeting, possibly comprising voice, video, and computer-based demonstration • Cross between Skype and the old video-conferencing • AND IT RECORDS! • Software: – Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, Go-To- Meeting, Webex – Free versions: BigBlueButton, Google Hangouts
  4. 4. Tech • Computer with internet connection – wired connection is best • Microphone • Headphones – absolute must • Webcam optional • Always do Audio Setup Wizard • (under Meeting) • Plug in headphones, then launch browser, then click on meeting link, then do Audio Setup Wizard.
  5. 5. We use Adobe Connect • Windows, Macs, but not Linux • iOS and Android devices need app • Can be fiddly • Email ithelp for a Connect account
  6. 6. Lectures • … with both face-to-face and remote participants • Participants type chat only (no microphones) • Start with webcam on • Turn off webcam if problems • Have someone watch chat • Contact ITS to book equipment
  7. 7. Meetings • Send email • Webcam is important • Everyone will need a microphone • Leave time at the beginning for fiddling with microphone • Only one speaker at a time • Try the whiteboard!
  8. 8. Focus Groups • Everyone will need a microphone • Leave time at the beginning for fiddling with microphone • Only one speaker at a time • May want to aim the webcam at something else
  9. 9. Case study of Maths Assessment • Students presented their work to overseas companies • Everything was recorded for review and grading
  10. 10. Contact us for advice! • Terese Bird tmb10@le.ac.uk • Catherine Leyland cl250@le.ac.uk
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