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Attending a meeting


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Adobe Connect Essential Training

with Tim Plumer, Jr.

Video: Attending a meeting

If you're like me, you'll need to attend meetings while you're out on the road, and you may not be able to get in front of a computer to do so. For that Adobe offers the Connect application for your mobile device, and it's available for the iOS and the Android-based devices. Once you have it installed, to attend a meeting is simple. Launch the application, type in your meeting URL, and then click Next. The Connect app will go ahead and connect to the room. In this case I'll enter as a Guest. And because the room requires it I am going up to have to type in my Passcode, and I'll click Enter.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 14m 58s
    1. What is Adobe Connect?
      1m 34s
    2. The Adobe Connect family of products
      1m 4s
    3. Obtaining a license to use for the training
      2m 44s
    4. A quick start guide to Connect
      9m 36s
  3. 28m 40s
    1. Creating a new meeting
      5m 0s
    2. Inviting people to your meeting
      3m 3s
    3. Creating users on your Connect account
      4m 22s
    4. Setting up audio: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      7m 30s
    5. Setting up audio: Universal Voice (POTS)
      8m 45s
  4. 33m 6s
    1. Meeting the pods
      3m 44s
    2. Managing the pods
      4m 6s
    3. Creating and managing layouts
      9m 54s
    4. Preparing mode
      3m 35s
    5. Working in the Presenter area
      5m 8s
    6. Creating meeting templates
      4m 11s
    7. Managing meetings
      2m 28s
  5. 33m 29s
    1. Revisiting the Attendees pod
      6m 55s
    2. Setting user roles
      7m 10s
    3. Creating groups of users
      4m 12s
    4. Resetting passwords
      4m 59s
    5. Managing access to a meeting
      5m 33s
    6. Using the Connect Add-in
      4m 40s
  6. 27m 33s
    1. Using the Share pod
      5m 52s
    2. Uploading additional content
      4m 37s
    3. Sharing your screen
      7m 3s
    4. Whiteboarding
      4m 4s
    5. Using Full Screen mode to focus the audience
      5m 57s
  7. 37m 24s
    1. Loading PowerPoint files
      7m 24s
    2. Working with PDFs
      4m 12s
    3. Adding JPGs to a meeting room
      3m 42s
    4. Working with Flash video and MP3s
      5m 0s
    5. Loading SWF files (Flash projects)
      3m 54s
    6. Managing content on the server
      8m 13s
    7. Securing a meeting room
      4m 59s
  8. 46m 30s
    1. Customizing your meeting room
      5m 57s
    2. Using the Notes pod
      3m 59s
    3. Allowing your audience to chat
      4m 38s
    4. Polling your audience
      5m 43s
    5. Using a webcam
      4m 43s
    6. Sharing files and web links
      5m 57s
    7. Working with other presenters in Prepare mode
      2m 46s
    8. Working with other presenters in the Q & A pod
      3m 40s
    9. Chatting privately
      2m 55s
    10. Setting preferences
      6m 12s
  9. 17m 3s
    1. Creating a recording
      7m 24s
    2. Editing the recording
      4m 52s
    3. Using the recording
      4m 47s
  10. 20m 46s
    1. Using the meeting as a room
      6m 0s
    2. Managing users as meeting participants
      5m 47s
    3. Video conferencing with the Camera pod
      4m 25s
    4. Controlling someone else's screen
      4m 34s
  11. 12m 34s
    1. Installing the AIR application
      3m 7s
    2. Managing meetings
      5m 23s
    3. Managing recordings
      4m 4s
  12. 3m 35s
    1. Downloading and installing the app
      45s
    2. Attending a meeting
      2m 50s
  13. 48s
    1. Next Steps
      48s

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Adobe Connect Essential Training
4h 38m Beginner Feb 24, 2011 Updated Sep 09, 2011

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In Adobe Connect Essential Training, author Tim Plumer, Jr. explains how to deliver and host interactive web meetings, webinars, and e-learning tutorials using Adobe Connect. The course covers the software's many tools for streamlining communication and engaging participants, such as the screen sharing, full-screen, and whiteboard features. Also included are tutorials on recording presentations, video conferencing, and using Connect with an iPhone or Android-based smartphone. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Creating a new meeting
  • Understanding and managing pods
  • Incorporating PDFs, JPEGs, and interactive content
  • Enabling public and private chat sessions for attendees
  • Sharing files and links
  • Polling an audience
  • Using a web camera
  • Controlling a participant's screen
Subjects:
Business Collaboration Web Conferencing
Software:
Connect
Author:
Tim Plumer, Jr.

Attending a meeting

If you're like me, you'll need to attend meetings while you're out on the road, and you may not be able to get in front of a computer to do so. For that Adobe offers the Connect application for your mobile device, and it's available for the iOS and the Android-based devices. Once you have it installed, to attend a meeting is simple. Launch the application, type in your meeting URL, and then click Next. The Connect app will go ahead and connect to the room. In this case I'll enter as a Guest. And because the room requires it I am going up to have to type in my Passcode, and I'll click Enter.

In this meeting there are some slides showing. So the Connect app is automatically going to jump to the screen view and present the slides, so that you can see them. However, I can also chat. So if I click on the Chat button, I can go ahead and type a chat in. And everyone attending the meeting will go ahead and see my chat. And of course someone in the room can chat back, and I'll see that on my phone. Once I am done I'll click Done.

I can even see somebody who is sharing their webcam. So if somebody in the room starts a webcam, the little Camera button down here becomes active, so I'll just click on that, and I'll be able to see the webcam. Now, there might be a lag here depending on the strength of the signal that you're connecting to the Internet with, or if you're on WiFi. But you can at least see the webcam and see what's happening. There is one more little trick here. I am going to go back to Screen View, and I am going to tip the phone sideways. If I want to hide the little icons and the other information so that I can really focus on the slides here, I am just going to click on this little tiny icon in the upper right-hand corner.

And that will push the other interface elements out of the way, maximizing the amount of screen space that I am devoting to the presentation here on my phone. Now the final thing I'll point out is that if the audio for the conference is using a telephone bridge, you can use the phone on your device to go ahead and call into the bridge, and you'll be able to participate in the call because you're using a standard phone. If the conference is using Voice over IP you will be able to hear it. And as people talk they can activate their microphone and they can talk, and not only will you hear it, but you'll see a little indicator to tell you who's speaking.

However, there isn't a way, yet, at least, to participate via Voice over IP using your Smartphone device. So it's kind of a listen-only thing, which is why the chat is very nice because you can at least offer your opinions and ask questions that way. So that's pretty much it. The mobile app for Connect allows you to do just that, connect to a meeting using your mobile device. And I have to tell you, its really handy, because it does truly allow you to connect to your meeting, no matter where you are, and when you need to meet.

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