Adobe Connect Web Conferencing
"I have tried Fuze, Google Hangout, Bb Collaborate and other tools but find [Adobe Connect] to be significantly better in functionality, ease-of-use, and the potential for high-end engagement with students and stakeholders." - Dr. Charla Griffy-Brown, Graziadio School of Business
Summer 2014, Pepperdine University selected Adobe Connect as its web conferencing platform for teaching and learning. The original web conferencing pilot began October 2013 with accounts available for interested professors in fall 2013 and spring 2014. A number of accounts were made available to the community for evaluating this web conferencing solution. Overall feedback clearly identified Adobe Connect as the preferred platform for professors to conduct online classes and office hours.
Are you looking to learn more about how to get started with Adobe Connect? These interactive videos will guide you through the process and explain some of the pedagogical applications of the technology along the way.
Adobe Connect is a virtual classroom environment offering powerful tools and layouts to facilitate teaching and learning online. Connect allows professors to accomplish many things including:
- Conduct and record lectures online
- Bring remotely located guest speakers into a classroom environment
- Enable online office hours
- Empower faculty collaboration and meetings
Adobe Connect offers many features. It is a robust platform for teaching and communicating online. Each account allows the professor to create unlimited meetings with up to 100 online attendees. Feature include:
- Unlimited computer-based (VOIP) audio
- Unlimited recordings
- Unlimited whiteboards
- Multiple webcam video streams
- Extensive content storage space to upload and share presentation files
- Instant text chat
- Breakout rooms
- Customizable layouts for different modes of collaboration and communication
- Ability to add third-party add-ons, such as a timer or a YouTube player
- And much more!
Professors are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adobe Connect was selected to support teaching at Pepperdine University. A set number of licenses will be provided to each school based on the number of online and blended instructors. Schools will be able to purchase additional licenses as needed. Professors interested in an Adobe Connect license should contact the appropriate support representative for your school.
- Graziadio: Shelley Stewart
- GSEP: GSEP account request form
- Law: David Dickens or Terry Utter
- Public Policy: TBD
- Seaver College: Kendra Killpatrick
Students can contact the Help Desk or a graduate campus support representative for training.
Faculty members may sign up for a one-on-one faculty consultation.
Online training resources:
Quick Reference Poster
If you'd like to print out a handy to use Quick Reference sheet, click here. (It is a high quality printable image - it may take a while to load.)
Adobe Connect Technical Support can be reached at (800) 422-3623 or http://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/connect-support.html.
- Test your web browser for Adobe Connect
- Download and install the Adobe Connect browser add-in (Version 9.x) before your first session.
- Use Mozilla Firefox for the best experience. Other web browsers will work, but we see fewer issues with Firefox compared to all other web browsers.
- Always plug your headset into your web browser before you begin any online meeting software.
- Check your Internet bandwidth to make sure you have a consistent, reliable, and fast connection. Use a wired (Ethernet) connection whenever possible to avoid potential wireless issues.