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Adobe Connect is an online meeting and presentation tool, offering numerous resources for interaction (video, audio, chat, desk-top sharing, file sharing). Faculty teaching online classes, AU personnel delivering presentations to distant audiences, collaborating with/meeting with distant colleagues may request use of Adobe Connect.
Adobe Connect may not be used for personal (non-work related or non-academic-related) communications or entertainment purposes.
Currently, AU cannot host meetings of non-AU related professional organizations.
A Room is a specific organization of Flash-based tools, chosen by the Host (and/or Presenter), that run in a browser window. Meetings/sessions held in the room may be recorded.
Host has full control over all functions of the room, including opening and closing (allowing/disallowing access). The Host starts/ends a session. A Host can access the Room at any time. This person is ultimately responsible for the room and any recordings. The Host determines the roles of other people in the session/room.
Presenter has moderate control of the meeting but cannot start/stop a meeting. Presenters have video/microphone access in the room.
Participant - can only view, listen, and chat (if enabled). Participants do not have video or microphone access and can access the room only if it is opened by the Host.
Classes with an asynchronous online component, where Canvas access is limited and recordings are required (e.g., joint AU/AUM classes)
Classes with synchronous online component, where Canvas access is limited and recordings are required (e.g., joint AU/AUM classes; joint local and distance students enrolled)
Extension Programs (e.g., 4-H, Master Gardner Program)
IMG will work with users to resolve any conflicts.
HOST access is limited to AU Faculty (e.g, listed as Instructor of Record in Banner; NTF extension agents) and IT staff. HOSTS may request that departmental staff have HOST access to assist.
Students in any class session may be given enhanced rights or promoted to PRESENTER access during that session.
Non-AU (Guest) accounts are restricted to PRESENTER or PARTICIPANT access during any session.
Bandwidth: Too many users at once and/or too many video feeds at once will compromise bandwidth and cause performance problems; users will experience degraded performance; crashing the system entirely is possible. However, recent upgrades to the network and obtaining more server space has allowed us to increase the use limits.
Cost: including server maintenance, server manager, and support staff. Support is minimal at this time
Last Updated:Jan. 6th, 2015