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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.
Adobe Connent Policies (PDF Version)
Abuse of these policies can lead to loss of current and future access to Adobe Connect.
Before getting started, please read the all the policies listed in the sections below. We also recommend reviewing the quick start guides created by the Adobe Connect community. If you have specific questions, context sensitive help is available for any pod by clicking the menu button then "Help."
Click the Menu button then Help for help particular to a pod.
Clicking "Help" at the top-right will give you more options. If you still have questions, please contact IMG.
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.
For more specific functions of each role, see this webpage: http://www.auburn.edu/img/connect/using_connect/roles.html
In the event of conflicting requests, use will be determined by these priorities (considering availability of other tools*):
IMG will work with users to resolve any conflicts.
Because use of Adobe Connect requires access to University servers and authentication through the Active Directory, some roles are limited:
Because of limited space on the server and bandwidth issues:**
See attached spreadsheet for detailed information on each. IMG reserves the right to recommend use of an alternative tool when Adobe Connect use is requested.
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: June 3rd, 2014