Attending a webinar as a participant (in Adobe Connect) By Fiona Beal
Check your system first!If it is your first time in Adobe please do the following first:If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before thentest your connection:http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htmThis is very important – do it before the time as it could takeseveral minutes.If you would like to get a quick overview you could click here.http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview
Open the link to the webinarOpen the link that is given just under the Webinars. Thislink takes you to the actual meeting.Sign in as a guest with your name and enter the room.See you there but read on…..
How Adobe Connect worksOnce you are in you automatically go in as a participantwith no rights at all. Your name appears. You can’t hearanyone or do anything except type in the chat box withwhoever is there. The host is the one who gives yourights to do other things. I will mostly be your host.
This is what you’ll see when you enter the meeting 1You might be able to hear something as I see the audio part is green!. Your name appears 2 here and you can type in the chat. 3
When the host entersOnce I am in as host I can enable your audio (and video if wewere going to use that) so that you can speak. I can also giveyou the right to share a document with Screenshare. (By theway, because of our internet bandwidth problem in SouthAfrica we won’t be using video.)
When I click on your namethis screen comes up and I enable all these things if necessary.
Speaking problems!HOWEVER For some reason Adobe has an echo with morethan two people, so generally we have to talk one at a time byhanding over the microphone. It is a hassle, I know! You willmostly not say anything until question time, but you can askquestions via the chat box.
When the time comes for you to speak… When you click onmicrophone after this this block will open. Click on ‘allow’.
Handing over the microphoneWhen you are finished talking you say ‘Handing over themicrophone to…’ and you mute your microphone. This justmakes it better to listen to – but is awkward. Every action hasto be verbalised.
Click here to mute yourmicrophone AFER youhave said ‘Handing over to…”
This is what you’ll see. Click on‘Mute my microphone’. That ishow it goes on throughout the conversation.
That’s enough for nowWell, hopefully that’s enough for now. See you at the webinar!