Web Conferencing

Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional 8 is the web conferencing tool licensed by Emporia State University. Connect Pro provides the opportunity for faculty to create a synchronous, online classroom environment that allows for real-time sharing of information and documentation. Connect Pro uses Flash technology as its base. Flash, by Adobe's estimate, is already loaded onto 98% of computers in use today; it is available as a free download here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

An Adobe Connect meeting/class room may be created from within a Blackboard course shell. This allows faculty to quickly and easily populate the meeting with the class roster. The easy-to-use interface makes presentation simple, both for faculty and for students who may be called upon to present.

Access Connect Pro via Blackboard or directly at http://connect.emporia.edu.  Log on using your ESU ID and password.

How to Get Started

In order for faculty to create meeting rooms, you must be a member of the Meeting Host group.

Get Ready for Connect Pro

Install the Adobe Connect Add-in for your Windows, Macintosh or Linux operating system.

Test your computer's readiness for Connect Pro by running this Meeting Connection Diagnostic.

Use the Acrobat Connect Pro Resource Center to view tutorials, best practices articles, and tips and tricks.

Tutorials and documentation for Adobe Connect at ESU may be accessed using the links below.

  • PDF files need to be viewed using Adobe Reader. Need to download? Click here.
  • Video files may be viewed using Adobe Flash Player. Need to download? Click here.

Connect Pro for Students and Instructors

These tutorials were developed at ESU to help students and faculty get started with Connect Pro.  Remember, in order to create and host meetings, faculty must be set up as room hosts.

Adobe Connect Pro 8:  Room Roles.

This video describes the various room roles in Connect Pro and the features/tools available for each.  Runtime = 3 minutes 15 seconds.

Adobe Connect Pro 8:  Attending as a Participant

This video describes your role as a meeting participant and how you can interact with others in the room.  Runtime = 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

Adobe Connect Pro 8: Running the Audio Wizard

If you will be using a headset and speakers or your computer's internal audio, you will need to run the Audio Setup Wizard before you attend your meeting.  This video shows you how.  Runtime = 4 minutes.

Adobe Connect Pro 8: Working with Pods and Layouts

Adobe Connect uses an extremely flexible combination of pods, which rest upon premade or custom layouts, to deliver your content.  Learn more about them here.  Runtime = 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

Adobe Connect Pro 8: Presenting with Connect Pro

This tutorial will walk you through the process of presenting using Connect Pro, whether you choose to share a presentation, image, or your screen, or other resources.  Runtime = 7 minutes, 8 seconds.

Learn More About Connect

Adobe Connect Basics shows you some quick, basic video tutorials.

Adobe Connect User Community provides documentation and user community information

Feature Tour provides an overview of the features and functionality within connect.

Support Center allows you to read tech notes, search the knowledge base, and read the support forums for troubleshooting purposes.