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  • Before Faculty can start using Adobe Connect to teach classes or host virtual office hours, they will need to attend a training course. The course takes place in an Adobe Connect Classroom, so it is a hands-on training that can be attended from anywhere on a computer with access to a high speed Internet connection. The course lasts about an hour and can be registered for here:

     

    Go here to sign up for an Adobe Connect Training Session

     

  • Basic Requirements for using Adobe Connect

    It is very important to ensure that you have the basic requirements for Adobe Connect. Before you join a room:

    1. Use the most recent version of a compatible web browser. Mozilla Firefox is recommended on both Windows and Mac platforms. Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer will both work as well. Google Chrome is NOT supported as it contains an incompatible version of Flash.
    2. Update Adobe Flash Player to the most recent version.
    3. Connect using an Ethernet connection. You won't be disallowed from entering a Connect room if you're on a wireless connection, but you may not have the bandwidth and stability needed to remain connected.
    4. Avoid using other bandwidth intensive resources. This includes:
    • downloading files
    • streaming video
    • online gaming

    If others are sharing the connection in your household, ask them to please refrain from these activities while you're using Adobe Connect.

    1. Run the Adobe Connect diagnostic tool. This will ensure that you have enough bandwidth, that your copy of Adobe Flash Player is current, and attempt to install the Adobe Connect Add-In.

    The Add-In is optional. Students are unlikely to need it and professors will only need it if they intend to do screen sharing.

     

    It is recommended that you purchase the following USB headset, or a similar product for use in your Connect sessions:

    Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB

    While a microphone is not required, having one will make it easier for you to communicate with your instructor and classmates during the sessions. If your computer already has a microphone built in, you may use it instead of using a headset but you should listen to the session using earphones instead of using your computer's speakers. Failing to do so will create a distracting echo effect when you try to speak during the session.

    You may also want to purchase the following webcam for use in Connect sessions:

    Logitech Webcam C200 

    A webcam is not required, but will allow your classmates to see you during your sessions. If your computer already has a webcam built in, you may use it in your Connect sessions.

    NOTE: Some instructors may require students to use a microphone and/or webcam during Connect sessions. 

    If you've performed these steps and have any issues then entering an Adobe Connect room, contact Learning Applications Solutions at 512-245-5566.

  • Before Faculty can start using Adobe Connect to teach classes or host virtual office hours, they will need to attend a training course. The course takes place in an Adobe Connect Classroom, so it is a hands-on training that can be attended from anywhere on a computer with access to a high speed Internet connection. The course lasts about an hour and can be registered for here: 

    Go here to signup for an Adobe Connect Training Session

    Faculty who have attended training can submit a request form here:

    Request an Academic Classroom 

  • The following link will take you to the Student help directory for Adobe Connect. From there you can find any information about Adobe Connect that pertains to students:

    Connect for Students.

  • Logging into Connect

    • Every connect room has a unique URL. For students, your instructor will provide the link to you that you will use to access the room for your class.

      1. After clicking your Connect room link, you will be taken to the sign-in screen for your Adobe Connect class room.
      2. Log in using your Texas State Net ID and password.
      3. Click [Enter Room].

      NOTE: You should log into Connect 15 to 20 minutes before your first scheduled session begins. This will allow you time to configure your audio settings for an optimal experience.

    • You can log in directly to the Adobe Connect site, and access your available meeting rooms. To access the Adobe Connect site, go to:
      https://connect.its.txstate.edu/

      1. Enter your Texas State Net ID and password, and then click [Login].
      2. In the My Meetings tab, click [Open] to the right of the room title that you wish to enter.