Interactivity in Connect Tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to use the interactive features in Adobe Connect.
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|First, remember to connect your USB devices and run the Audio Setup Wizard. You can see instructions in our video “How to Connect to Connect.”|
|Now let’s look at the interface.|
|The chat pod lets you type messages to other participants without interrupting the presenter. It’s a great way to ask questions when you don’t need an immediate response.|
|If you find the text hard to read, click the settings icon to adjust the text size.|
|You can also click the Settings icon and select “Start Chat With” to have a private conversation with another attendee. Just be careful not to get your chat windows confused.|
|The Attendee List pod lists everyone who’s joined the session.|
|If you’ve logged in with the wrong name, click the Settings icon and chose “Edit my Info…” to change your name.|
|The Menu Bar lets you turn your mic and camera on and off, and change your status|
|Click on the microphone button to activate your mic. Look for the meter to register your voice. Adjust your microphone volume by clicking the arrow and choosing “Adjust Microphone Volume.”|
|When you’re done speaking, press the mic button again to turn off your mic. Keep it off when you’re not speaking to avoid creating echoes or feedback for other participants.|
|You can use the camera button to quickly turn your webcam on and off, but it’s easier to use the Camera and Voice pod for that. More on that later.|
|Click on the Raise Hand icon to get the presenter’s attention if you have a question or comment. A prompt will show up on their screen.||
|Clicking on the Status arrow lets you smile or applaud, and ask the presenter to slow down or speed up.|
|If you’re going to be away from your computer, use the Step Away icon to show you’re unavailable.|
|Click the Status icon again to clear your status.|
|The Camera and Voice pod is where you can see each other. If you’d like to be seen as well as heard, turn on your webcam by clicking the “Start My Webcam” button to launch the camera preview.
|If you need to switch webcams, click the settings icon and choose “Select Camera.”|
|When you’re ready, click the “Start Sharing” button to start transmitting video. Your preview window will shrink so you can see whomever is talking.|
|Click the “Stop” button to turn off your camera.|
|We strongly recommend using your mic and camera since it makes these sessions more engaging for participants and presenters. However, if you’re on a slow Internet connection, it’s better to leave them off to conserve your bandwidth for hearing the presenter.|
|The polling pod lets you respond to multiple choice or yes or no questions. Click on your answer instead of typing as it quickly tallies the responses for the presenter.|