Now more than ever, people need the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, partners, and customers—around the world, across devices, and through technical boundaries. More and more organizations, including large enterprises and government agencies, are using Adobe Connect to drive business-critical workflows for meetings, learning, and webinars. Adobe Connect delivers exceptionally rich interactions and enables organizations—from the U.S. Department of Defense to leading corporations, including Toshiba America—to fundamentally improve productivity.

With Adobe Connect, you can captivate your audience with rich, engaging, and interactive experiences and make them available to virtually anyone, anywhere, across devices, with just a click of a button. Adobe Connect allows invitees to easily attend your meetings from the desktop without requiring a client download, and offers complete mobile-to-mobile collaboration capabilities to address the realities of today’s business environments, where employees and customers are on the move worldwide.

Ways to Use

Adobe Connect for Web Meetings enables you to significantly improve collaboration, both inside and outside your organization's firewalls. Use Adobe Connect for a full range of online meeting needs, from simple screen sharing all the way to mission-critical, real-time collaboration. Adobe Connect allows your teams to work more efficiently and effectively, increasing productivity and helping to reduce costs.

Adobe Connect for eLearning provides novices and experts alike with the capabilities needed to easily create and deliver compelling on-demand courses, conduct highly interactive virtual classes, and efficiently manage training programs.

Adobe Connect for Webinars enables organizations to increase attendance, boost response rates, and generate more interest through rich and engaging, highly interactive, and effective online events.

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A primary focus of Adobe Connect is usability. With a new simplified interface featuring enhanced layouts and better organized controls, accessibility functions, and one-click sharing, Adobe Connect is now more powerful and easier to use. New usability features include:

Simplified user experience—use Adobe Connect more intuitively. With the new user interface, you can easily discover all available functions and features through better organization and prominent display of the most important and frequently used controls and capabilities. 

Enhanced audio and video controls—Access audio and video controls centrally. They are prominently displayed and logically organized at the top of the meeting bar. All related capabilities are now centralized and easily accessible directly from each control. 

Unified attendee management—access all participant management functions from the Attendee pod. Hosts can change participant roles using simple drag and drop and assign video, audio, or screen-sharing rights using mouse-over controls. Presenters can quickly get a vote count using the new status view and easily control breakout sessions using the new breakout view. 

Optimized screen use—size your screen area for optimum viewing. The meeting interface rescales intelligently to provide optimum viewing experiences for any screen size or resolution. Presenters can now size their own version of the presenter-only area individually without impacting the view of other presenters. 

Improved accessibility—navigate the Adobe Connect interface completely via keyboard. Several hot keys are also supported for direct access to important functions and capabilities. Significant improvements in screen reader compatibility include JAWS and Win-Eyes support and accurate focus-location tracking by screen magnification software.

To collaborate effectively, dispersed teams need to be able to share ideas and communicate freely, as well as capture decisions and results. With Adobe Connect, collaboration capabilities are now more flexible and robust, enabling teams to drive better results. New collaboration features include:

Adobe Connect allows you to provide rich multimedia experiences to your participants with integrated audio and video conferencing. New features include:

Two-way Universal Voice—bring the audio into an Adobe Connect room and provide two-way communication between VoIP and telephone audio to deliver richer experiences for all participants.

Video conferencing integration—leverage existing investments in video conferencing solutions by integrating your video telephony devices supporting SIP/H.264 with the Adobe Connect platform (for on-premise deployments only). With this new feature, meeting hosts now have the option of bringing a live audio/video broadcast stream directly into an Adobe Connect meeting room.

Busy professionals working on multiple projects with global teams need the ability to track down key people, instantly collaborate, and come up with responses quickly to meet project milestones. The optional Adobe Connect desktop client allows workers to do just that. Plus, new and enhanced plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite® 5, and Microsoft Office Communications Server clients improve productivity, as does an enhanced Collaboration SDK. Access and extensibility features include:

New optional desktop client— set up and manage meetings more easily with the new optional Adobe Connect Desktop AIR® client. Invite participants to meetings right from your desktop. You can also instantly search for recorded Adobe Connect sessions, and download and playback recordings locally, even when offline. 

New and enhanced plug-ins— use the Microsoft Outlook add-in to schedule Adobe Connect meetings from your Microsoft Outlook Inbox based on your Exchange Calendar Free/Busy time. Using the Adobe Connect Add-in for Microsoft Office Communicator, see online and available contacts, then invite them to meet in your Adobe Connect room using your existing MOC client. 

Enhanced Collaboration SDK—write to more than 100 Adobe Connect APIs to customize the user interface, extend security features, or add virtually any functionality to Adobe Connect you desire. The new SDK also supports Flex®, Flash, and ActionScript® 3 for richer, more dynamic interactions and even more engaging online collaboration.

Adobe Connect is web conferencing for the enterprise. With strengthened security capabilities and improved support for virtualization and meeting resiliency, Adobe Connect is even more suited for enterprise deployments. New features include:

Passcode-protected meeting rooms—set and manage passcodes over some or all meeting rooms to better manage participants and control meeting access. Hosts can set and reset passcodes that participants are required to enter upon login, protecting sensitive information. 

Session management—manage meeting session length for strengthened security and finer grained control of user sessions. Allow users to hold sessions for as long as necessary, while ensuring that idle sessions time out, reducing the risk of unwanted meeting access. 

Ensure easy meeting access and intuitive experience

Ensure instant, easy access to collaborative online meetings, eLearning courses, and webinars with colleagues across the enterprise and with partners, customers, and prospects—from any location at any time on virtually any device.

Deliver rich, highly collaborative interactions so your teams can complete work faster

Engage your meeting participants with rich multimedia and share animated presentations, images, audio, video, and more. Enable attendees to participate from virtually any device in a variety of ways, including interacting with collaborative rich media applications, sharing content, exchanging chat comments, and voting in real-time surveys.

Capture audience attention and keep participants engaged

Make your presentations stand out and captivate your audience with interactive rich media content that you can easily share. As event host or presenter, you can also promote direct interaction with participants and keep them engaged using real-time whiteboard discussions, polling, chat, and live Q&A.

Rapidly create and deliver high-impact online training and on-demand courses

Easily create and deliver compelling, self-paced online courses; conduct highly interactive virtual classes; and efficiently manage training programs.

Meet your organization’s security and compliance requirements

Exercise complete control over access, content and application sharing, security polices, and auditing. Choose from hosted, on-premise or managed services deployment options, depending on your business and security needs.

Integrate with your existing systems and extend core Adobe Connect capabilities to meet specific needs

Protect existing and future technology investments using an enhanced Collaboration software development kit (SDK) and published APIs for easy integration. Customize and extend your web conferencing solution using Adobe’s robust ecosystem of advanced integration partners.

The system requirements to lead a meeting are listed here. https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/tech-specs.html

The bandwidth requirement is 256Kbps (512Kbps recommended) for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe® Connect™ applications. A DSL or cable connection is recommended for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.

Yes, once the administrator of your account enables InterCall® audio conferencing by following these steps, meeting hosts can integrate InterCall Reservation-less Plus® with their meetings. Steps for meeting hosts to complete the audio integration are listed here.

You can upload any of the following content types:

Microsoft PowerPoint slides (PPT and PPTX)

Video for Flash (FLV)

interactive Flash Player compatible content (SWF)

Audio (MP3)

PDF

Adobe Captivate® demonstrations and simulations (SWF)

Pre-recorded Adobe Presenter courses

Images (JPG and PNG)

Compressed packages (ZIP) containing valid content

In addition, live screen sharing allows you to share any content you have on your screen regardless of file type.

The Adobe platform can accommodate up to 1,500 participants. However, specific capacity on your account is determined by the selected pricing model.

Yes, Adobe Connect offers a unique approach to recording meetings through its archived meeting index. Viewers can use the meeting index to navigate to the most relevant content quickly. Meeting recordings include synchronized audio and video for either VoIP or telephone audio conferencing.

Yes, recordings can easily be edited and played back offline for easy viewing anywhere, anytime. End users will need the Adobe Connect Desktop application to access these recordings while offline.

Adobe Connect Mobile is an application that allows you to host or attend online meetings, collaborate with others anytime, anywhere, all with your mobile device. You can join multiuser videoconferences with your device's camera, share presentations, documents, and multimedia content with other attendees and collaborate using text chat and polls. It’s available for free on iOS, Android and Blackberry devices through the respective app stores.

Note that simultaneous teleconference activity is restricted when using a carrier that does not support simultaneous data and voice. For some devices, meetings can be attended in the browser if the device meets the following requirements: Mobile OS with Flash Player and AIR support (Flash Player 10.1). Attending via the Adobe Connect Mobile app is recommended.

Yes, if your site has the event module enabled, you’ll be provided the tools to successfully manage the full lifecycle of an event, from registration and qualification of attendees through to post-event follow-up. Adobe Connect for Webinars has capabilities that can be applied to all Adobe Connect modules, including online seminars, on-demand presentations, and training programs.

Adobe Connect for Webinars provides dashboard reports at the individual level. Built-in analytical tools powered by Adobe SiteCatalyst help identify top-performing promotions, measure webinar engagement, and generate rich visual interpretations of data for faster decision making. Files can be generated in CSV format for import into CRM and lead management systems for high-yield outreach.

Adobe Connect for eLearning (aka Training Module) enables organizations to quickly deploy and manage online courses and curriculums. It provides complete curriculum management capabilities, including the ability to incorporate live meetings, virtual classrooms, external events, and self-paced courses into a single curriculum. With Adobe Connect for eLearning, organizations can deploy, measure, and track their training and compliance initiatives.

Adobe Connect for eLearning provides an intuitive, web-based user interface that enables you to generate reports and analyze the effectiveness of each course or curriculum. For example, training managers can see how a particular user scored on a test, how all learners scored on a test, or even how users responded to a particular survey question.

Yes, it supports both on demand and real time programs that can be created in a variety of formats. Individual training courses can be combined within and/or reused across Adobe Connect for eLearning curriculums to build effective blended learning training programs. A variety of formats can be used to create and deliver training activities, including self-paced Adobe Presenter courses, Adobe Captivate content, and PDF and video content, as well as courses created with third-party offerings. Live, instructor-led training is engaging and effective in Adobe Connect virtual classrooms, which can easily be included within a training curriculum.

Creating a Meeting Link

Sharing PowerPoint Presentations

Sharing Screens and Applications

Using the Attendees Pod in Adobe Connect

Recording a Meeting

Using Host and Presenter Controls

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