What is it?
Adobe Connect is a web conferencing solutions for web meetings, eLearning and webinars. Meetings are held online in a flash enabled web browser or via an iPod or Android app. Connect meeting rooms allow presenters to display various content and participants can communicate and work in groups. A host or presenter must be present before participants can join the meeting. Rooms can be configured to allow guests and/or logged in Waikato users.
When would I use it?
You would use Adobe Connect to present an interactive online lecture or tutorial, particularly with distance students. You would also use Adobe Connect to hold an online meeting or webinar. You might provide a recording of a Connect meeting as a resource.
How do I access it?
Adobe Connect rooms are made available as an activity in your paper within Moodle or via a link on your MyWeb page. Click the activity or link to join the session or watch any recordings. Some rooms allow you to access as a guest however most will require you to enter your Waikato username and password.
Adobe Connect rooms are viewed in a web browser. You are required to have flash enabled and can work through the browser checklist here https://webconference.waikato.ac.nz/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Connect rooms can be accessed via either the Android or iPhone Adobe Connect app or through the mobile device browser.
The official Adobe Connect iPhone and Android Apps are available. Enter the room URL (which will start with http://webconference.waikato.ac.nz/ and have additional characters at the end) provided by the person who organised the room.
See Webconferencing with Connect for host controls, presenter and participant help and best practice tips etc.
The University has provided a Self Service tool through which you can log your own support tickets (jobs). You can also search for a previously logged ticket to check it's status. For urgent jobs you can phone the ITS Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for support.