Using Adobe Connect for Lectures

Adobe Connect is becoming an easy and effective way to connect with students both synchronously and asynchronously.  You can hold live class sessions in which you can: share documents, share your screen, chat with students, etc.  For classes with distance learners, this can be an invaluable tool for them, allowing flexibility in travel and schedule conflicts.

You can also record these sessions and make them available to students to watch at any time.  Adobe connect stores the videos on their server, so there is no need to take up precious space on your computer, the network, or your Moodle course.  And, because Adobe provides a link to your recorded sessions, you can post these links in your Moodle course for easy student access.

Vermont Tech Associate Professor Michael Marceau has been using Adobe Connect for lecture delivery and has experienced first-hand the benefits of this technology.  He has graciously created the following videos to introduce users to Adobe Connect and its uses in the classroom.

Getting Started with Adobe Connect:  (best viewed in HD – click the gear icon in the video timeline to change video quality)

 

Configuring an Adobe Connect session and exploring its functions:  (best viewed in HD – click the gear icon in the video timeline to change video quality)

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