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What is Adobe Connect?

From: Adobe Connect Essential Training (2011)

Video: What is Adobe Connect?

Before we get started learning how to use Connect, I want to talk a little bit about what it is. First off, it's a web-based tool for presenting, so that you can share content with an audience via the web. But it's also a Flash-based collaboration tool, which means that you can work on any platform with a static meeting room. A static meeting room is important because that means that you have a single URL that you can use for a given meeting. It doesn't have to change when you want to meet at a different time or if you want to keep that room to use over and over again.

What is Adobe Connect?

Before we get started learning how to use Connect, I want to talk a little bit about what it is. First off, it's a web-based tool for presenting, so that you can share content with an audience via the web. But it's also a Flash-based collaboration tool, which means that you can work on any platform with a static meeting room. A static meeting room is important because that means that you have a single URL that you can use for a given meeting. It doesn't have to change when you want to meet at a different time or if you want to keep that room to use over and over again.

That static meeting room URL is something that you can even put on your business card or in your e-mail signature as a place to meet. It has a variety of eLearning tools built into it that allow you to do things like professional development, or even K-12 or college-level education via the web. And because it allows you to record, you can create archives of your meetings and classes that you can send to people after the fact for review, or even share with people who weren't able to attend in person. It's even useful as a portal.

When you have a PowerPoint file for example that has a web link in it, that link is active in the room so that people can use it to surf to that page right from the meeting. Your content that you use within a Connect meeting room is stored on the server and you can make it available to people even outside of the context of the Connect meeting. So, if you think of Connect as a tool for doing more than just presenting, it's a tool for leveraging the web for collaboration. If you think that way, then you're going to get a lot more from this tool than you might realize.

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Tim Plumer, Jr.
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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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