How to Connect to Adobe Connect Tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates the steps required to access a Family Medicine webinar hosted with Adobe Connect.
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|Before every session, make sure your version of Flash is up to date by downloading the latest verson.|
|It’s optional, but we recommend installing the Adobe Connect Meeting Add-in, which enables better sound quality.|
|If you’re using any headsets or webcams, plug them in first.|
|You may need to select them as the default playback and recording devices in the sound settings of Control Panel or System Preferences. See these detailed instructions.|
|Each webinar has its own web address, like https://dal.adobeconnect.com/therapeutics or https://dal.adobeconnect.com/breastfeeding. Enter the appropriate URL in your address bar. Today we’ll use the test session, https://dal.adobeconnect.com/presentertest|
|Choose the option to “Enter as a Guest” and type your name in the field. Use your full name, not a nickname, so we know who you are. Then click “Enter Room” to launch the webinar.|
|A new window will open with the test session.|
|Whenever you use Connect, the most important thing to do is run the Audio Setup Wizard. You can launch it by clicking the Meeting Button and choosing Audio Setup Wizard.|
|Follow the prompts to test your speakers. If you can’t hear anything, check your default playback devices.|
|Choose your microphone,|
|and set your recording level by clicking record, speaking a few sentences at a natural speaking volume, and adjusting your positioning until the meter bounces halfway across the bar.|
|You’ll likely have to allow Flash to use your microphone during this process.|
After recording, you can listen to how you sound. This is the most important step of the process. You can tell whether you’re too quiet, too loud, too far away from your mic, or if your background environment is too noisy.
If you click Record, you can try the recording process again. Experiment with different positions and volumes until you find your optimal sound quality. Once you’re satisfied, click “Next.”
The last step is to measure the amount of background noise to filter out. Click the “Test Silence” button and remain quiet until the progress bar fills.
Press “Next” and then “Finish” to complete the wizard. If you’ve followed the steps correctly, you should be able to hear, and be heard clearly.
|Now you’re ready to participate in the session. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the interface.|
|At the top is the menu bar, where you can turn on your microphone and camera, and raise your virtual hand.|
|This is the sharing pod, where you’ll see the lecture materials.|
|This is the Camera and Voice pod, where you can see whomever is speaking.|
|Below that is the Attendee List, where you can see who else is attending, and send private messages.|
|Finally, the Chat pod will let you type responses to other participants.|
|Occasionally we use a polling panel where you can answer multiple-choice questions.|