Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

Meeting Room Overview

  1. Go to http://webconference.syr.edu and login with your NetID and password
  2. If you've already created a meeting room, locate the meeting under My Meetings and click Open
    My Meetings then click Open
  3. The meeting room will open in a new window

Setting Up Your Microphone and Camera

  1. Ensure that your speakers and microphone are working properly by running the Audio Setup Wizard:
    1. Click on Meeting > Audio Setup Wizard
      Meeting then Audio setup wizard
    2. Click the Next button to proceed through the Audio Setup Wizard. The wizard will help you setup your sound output and microphone preferences.
  2. Turn your microphone on by clicking the microphone icon at the top of the window.
    Microphone button
    1. The microphone should turn green when it is on.
      Microphone on
    2. To mute your microphone, click on the microphone icon. You should see a line through the microphone.
      Microphone off
    3. To un-mute your microphone, click on the microphone icon again. The line should disappear.
  3. Turn your camera on by clicking the Start My Webcam button.
    Start Webcam
    1. NOTE: You will need to click on the Start Sharing button in order for others to see you
      Start Sharing

Pod Overview

Each pod in your meeting room allows you to add different features to your meeting room. By default, you have a share pod, camera pod, attendees pod, and a chat pod.

Share Pod

The Share Pod allows you to share different types of content. Click on the drop-down arrow to view the following share options:

  1. Share My Screen
    1. This allows your participants to see everything you are doing on your computer. They will be able to see your desktop along with any applications and windows you have open. Participants can watch as you navigate your desktop in real time.
  2. Share Document
    1. This allows you to share a specific file, such as a PDF, Word document, or PowerPoint presentation. The document will appear in the meeting room window, and you can navigate through the documents as your participants watch.
  3. Share Whiteboard
    1. This option gives you an interactive whiteboard you can use to draw or type.

Video Pod

The video pod is where you will see yourself and any other user who enables and shares their webcam.

Attendees Pod

All attendees in your meeting room will be listed in this pod. Each user will have a role of either Host, Presenter, or Participant.

  1. Hosts
    1. Hosts can set up a meeting, invite guests, add content to the library, share content, and add or edit layouts in a meeting room. They can promote other participants to the role of meeting room host or presenter, or give enhanced permissions to a participant without promoting the participant. Hosts can start, stop, join, and leave audio conferences. They can also start and stop broadcasting audio into a meeting room. Hosts are able to create and manage small group breakout rooms within a meeting. They can also perform all the tasks that a presenter or participant can.
  2. Presenters
    1. Presenters can share content already loaded into the meeting room. They can share content from their computer. They can share their screen with all attendees, chat, and broadcast live audio and video. Presenters can mute audio broadcasts on their computers.
  3. Participants
    1. Participants can view the content that the presenter is sharing, hear, and see the presenter’s audio and video broadcast, and use text chat. Participants can mute audio broadcasts on their computers. Participants cannot enable their microphone or camera unless the host enables these features for participants.

Chat Pod

The chat pod allows everyone in the meeting room to chat with one another.

Accessible Webconferencing - CART Services

If you are hosting an online class or event using Adobe Connect and you are interested in making your webconference accessible to people with hearing impairments, you will need to arrange for Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) interpreting. CART services can be arranged in multiple ways:

If you are using CART interpreting during your Adobe Connect online class, event, or meeting, you will need to set up a Closed Captioning pod for the transcriptionist.

Add a Closed Captioning Pod

  1. In your meeting room, locate your Share pod and click the drop-down arrow
  2. Click Share Document
    Share Documents
  3. Click on Shared Content and choose the folder Extensions and click OK
    Extensions Folder 
  4. Then select the AC9 Closed Cap Pod and click OK.
    ACP 9.5 Closed Caption Pod