Adobe Connect Tutor
https://sites.google.com/site/adobeconnecttutor
Carla Piper, Ed. D.
Basics

http://www.brandman.edu/cii/faculty

 Opening room/enabling audio
 Selecting a layout
 Developing a welcome scr...
Inviting Your
Students

 From the “Meeting” menu, select

“Manage Meeting Information” for your
web address.
 Students s...
Locate your Meeting Room Address:
Manage Meeting Information
Recommendation: Never End Your Meeting – Keep it open!
Create a Meeting Room for Each Class
Manage your Meeting:
Record Each Session
 Select Record Meeting
 End Meeting and Access

the address of the
recording vi...
Start Meeting Audio
 Click on Audio to “Start







Meeting Audio”
Unclick the “Using Phone”
option (Not Available)
...
Audio
 Click on Microphone to mute (line through mike)
 Notice the indications on your attendees list.
 Recommendation:...
Using Webcam:
Recommended for Instructors

 From the camera icon, click on “Start My







Webcam”
If students are ...
Promote Participant to Presenter
 Click on icon for role –
 Host

 Presenter
 Participant

 Click on icon to change t...
Room Layouts
Default Layout Screens
 Sharing
 Discussion
 Collaboration

Recommendation:
Copy a previous layout so you ...
Layouts Menu
 Create a New Blank Layout
 Duplicate an Existing

Layout
 Recommendation:
Duplicate an existing layout
th...
Share My Screen
 Share My Screen

(share whatever is
on my computer
screen)
 Share Document
(upload
PowerPoint, Word
doc...
Share my Computer Screen
 Recommendation: Share Desktop
 Great way to share your Blackboard shell, website,

documents, ...
Sharing Desktop Full Screen

 Be sure your desktop is

“clean” – no personal or
student information!
 Add New Share
 St...
Sharing Documents
 Browse your computer

to locate the file
(document,
presentation,
spreadsheet, image, etc.)
 Once you...
Sharing
PowerPoints
 PowerPoint

Presentations and Word
documents are the
easiest to use effectively.
 Consider a welcom...
PowerPoints with Whiteboard
 Activate the whiteboard

along with your presentation or
document and make notations,
draw a...
Creating New Layouts from Pods Menu
 Notes

 Attendees
 Video
 Chat

 Files
 Web Links
 Poll

Q&A
 Managing Pods
...
Pods: Adding New Share
 Students can download files you have uploaded for

them).
 Go to the Pods menu on the top file b...
All Files Stay with Account
Sharing Weblinks
 Go to the Pods menu and select Add New Weblinks
 If you want students to visit a website – or several ...
Videos
 Video must be Flash file
 Flash files not supported






on ipad, iphone, or android
tablet/phone
Select “S...
Additional Adobe Extensions
 Locate Adobe Connect Extensions http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/extend.ht
ml

 D...
Designing Interactive Presentations
 Promoting students to presenters

 Assigning participant roles
 Using the icons or...
Student Interactivity
 Promote students from participant to presenter when you

want them to share their screen.
 Chat i...
Create Customized Chat Questions
 Ask students to sign in with full








name, campus, subject matter,
etc.
If y...
Prepare Layout with Chat Questions
 Add New Chat ahead of











time under the Pods
menu
Key Ideas, Attendance,...
Using Icons/Status Symbols
 As you are talking, ask for







students to respond by
using the icons for agree or
di...
Watch for Symbols and
Pop-Ups on Status
Breakout Rooms
 Perfect for Small Group







Discussion or Presentation
Click on the Breakout Room Icon
(icon in t...
Managing Breakout Rooms
 Instructor can post a message

(Example: “1 minute left”)
and then Broadcast Message
 Click on ...
Polling Students
 From the Pods menu, select “Add New Poll.”
 Type your poll question and each answer on separate line
Instructor and Student Views of Poll
 Instructor: Type question and answer responses one per

line.
 Click on Open Poll
...
Poll Layout for PowerPoint Questions
Mobile Devices and Adobe Connect

 Students can access Adobe Connect Meetings with a Mobile Device.
 Encourage students ...
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Adobe connect basics and student interactivity

  1. 1. Adobe Connect Tutor https://sites.google.com/site/adobeconnecttutor Carla Piper, Ed. D.
  2. 2. Basics http://www.brandman.edu/cii/faculty  Opening room/enabling audio  Selecting a layout  Developing a welcome screen  Saving Chat  Using the webcam  Recording presentations  Accessing presentation link  Sharing the screen  Sharing docs/files/weblinks/videos
  3. 3. Inviting Your Students  From the “Meeting” menu, select “Manage Meeting Information” for your web address.  Students should log in as “Guest”  Request that they log in with their full name.  Send your students the name and web address for your Room – Example: Piper's Virtual Classroom: http://brandman.adobeconnect.com/piperclassroom/
  4. 4. Locate your Meeting Room Address: Manage Meeting Information Recommendation: Never End Your Meeting – Keep it open!
  5. 5. Create a Meeting Room for Each Class
  6. 6. Manage your Meeting: Record Each Session  Select Record Meeting  End Meeting and Access the address of the recording via Manage Meeting Settings  Go to Meetings Tab and click on Recording  Copy the URL for Viewing  Recommendation: Wait a few seconds to begin your meeting audio so you don’t cut off the beginning
  7. 7. Start Meeting Audio  Click on Audio to “Start     Meeting Audio” Unclick the “Using Phone” option (Not Available) Do not use phone option if you plan to use breakout rooms since the audio will not work. Under Audio – Click on “Microphone Rights for Participants.” Click on Microphone to “Connect My Audio” to start your own microphone.
  8. 8. Audio  Click on Microphone to mute (line through mike)  Notice the indications on your attendees list.  Recommendation: Have all students click to mute their microphones until they are ready to speak.  Click on “Allow” for Camera and Microphone Access
  9. 9. Using Webcam: Recommended for Instructors  From the camera icon, click on “Start My      Webcam” If students are presenting, you will want to “enable Webcam for Participants Or click on “Start My Webcam” from your layout screen. Preview your webcam view Make adjustments for lighting/ centering/etc. Click on “Start Sharing.”
  10. 10. Promote Participant to Presenter  Click on icon for role –  Host  Presenter  Participant  Click on icon to change the role  If you are having student presenters – you may wish to “Auto-Promote Participants to Presenters.”  Click on “Manage Access & Entry to Auto-Promote.  You can also invite participants from this window.  Recommendation: Don’t auto-promote unless you have a small group presenting because they will have the power to change the pods, etc.
  11. 11. Room Layouts Default Layout Screens  Sharing  Discussion  Collaboration Recommendation: Copy a previous layout so you don’t lose the 3 default layouts.
  12. 12. Layouts Menu  Create a New Blank Layout  Duplicate an Existing Layout  Recommendation: Duplicate an existing layout that is similar to what you need.  Manage Layouts (suggest you name layouts for specific types of activities or by class session)  Reset when you “over-edit.”
  13. 13. Share My Screen  Share My Screen (share whatever is on my computer screen)  Share Document (upload PowerPoint, Word document, Excel File, etc.)  Share Whiteboard (collaborative drawing board)
  14. 14. Share my Computer Screen  Recommendation: Share Desktop  Great way to share your Blackboard shell, website, documents, as well as PowerPoints, etc.
  15. 15. Sharing Desktop Full Screen  Be sure your desktop is “clean” – no personal or student information!  Add New Share  Stop Sharing
  16. 16. Sharing Documents  Browse your computer to locate the file (document, presentation, spreadsheet, image, etc.)  Once you have uploaded files, they will stay in your account until you delete them. You would then select “Uploaded files.”  Recommendation: Upload the files you are going to use ahead of time. Highlight the file you want to share.
  17. 17. Sharing PowerPoints  PowerPoint Presentations and Word documents are the easiest to use effectively.  Consider a welcome, an agenda, or brief introduction to discussion questions for the week, etc.  Use the forward and back arrows to move around in the presentation.
  18. 18. PowerPoints with Whiteboard  Activate the whiteboard along with your presentation or document and make notations, draw arrows, create text boxes, collaborate, etc. in the whiteboard.  Click on “Draw” on the top menu  When you are done with your presentation/discussion, click on “Stop Sharing.”  Once you have uploaded a file, it will remain as an optional pod unless you delete it.
  19. 19. Creating New Layouts from Pods Menu  Notes  Attendees  Video  Chat  Files  Web Links  Poll Q&A  Managing Pods Example: Notes Pod
  20. 20. Pods: Adding New Share  Students can download files you have uploaded for them).  Go to the Pods menu on the top file bar  Select Files
  21. 21. All Files Stay with Account
  22. 22. Sharing Weblinks  Go to the Pods menu and select Add New Weblinks  If you want students to visit a website – or several websites during your session, you might include the web link for sharing.
  23. 23. Videos  Video must be Flash file  Flash files not supported     on ipad, iphone, or android tablet/phone Select “Share Document” and locate your swf video flash file for upload. Requires Adobe Connect extension for viewing YouTube videos in the share document window. Download the custom pod – Connectube.swf Upload the swf file to Adobe Connect under sharing document Attend CII Training!
  24. 24. Additional Adobe Extensions  Locate Adobe Connect Extensions http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/extend.ht ml  Download free extensions to your computer  Upload the extensions through “Share My Screen” and select “Document” Attend CII Training!
  25. 25. Designing Interactive Presentations  Promoting students to presenters  Assigning participant roles  Using the icons or status symbols  Break out rooms  Polling students
  26. 26. Student Interactivity  Promote students from participant to presenter when you want them to share their screen.  Chat is one of the easiest ways to promote interactivity  Have students respond to questions or chat on a specific topic  You can “rename” your chat and use it for specific questions or attendance  Go to “Manage Pods” on your top file menu
  27. 27. Create Customized Chat Questions  Ask students to sign in with full       name, campus, subject matter, etc. If you are having audio problems, you may want to “Remove Audio Rights from All” Ask specific questions and have everyone answer Email Chat History to yourself Great way to take attendance Add New Chat ahead of time under the Pods menu Set up layout with multiple chat questions in different chat pods.
  28. 28. Prepare Layout with Chat Questions  Add New Chat ahead of      time under the Pods menu Key Ideas, Attendance, Files, Attendees, Personal Welcome Pods Set up additional chat pods with specific questions. May want to click to show timestamps so you have record of time Email your chat to yourself as a record. Require chat responses on any topic frequently so that students stay involved.
  29. 29. Using Icons/Status Symbols  As you are talking, ask for     students to respond by using the icons for agree or disagree, raise hand, applause, etc. Icons appear to the right of the attendees’s name A pop-up will also appear Use this tool frequently during your session so that students have to participate! Clear Status when everyone has answered
  30. 30. Watch for Symbols and Pop-Ups on Status
  31. 31. Breakout Rooms  Perfect for Small Group      Discussion or Presentation Click on the Breakout Room Icon (icon in the middle) Hold mouse on a name and click on break out room you would like the student to go to. You can add break out rooms by clicking on the + icon Click on “Start Breakouts” to have students begin small group work Reminder: Do not connect the phone line or the groups will have no audio access.
  32. 32. Managing Breakout Rooms  Instructor can post a message (Example: “1 minute left”) and then Broadcast Message  Click on “End Breakout” to get everyone back to the main room
  33. 33. Polling Students  From the Pods menu, select “Add New Poll.”  Type your poll question and each answer on separate line
  34. 34. Instructor and Student Views of Poll  Instructor: Type question and answer responses one per line.  Click on Open Poll  Broadcast Results for student viewing
  35. 35. Poll Layout for PowerPoint Questions
  36. 36. Mobile Devices and Adobe Connect  Students can access Adobe Connect Meetings with a Mobile Device.  Encourage students to use earbuds with a microphone for audio.  Flash Video is not supported in these mobile devices.

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