Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

The Share pod controls let hosts and presenters share content in various ways. You can maximize the pod to make contents larger.

When you share content in the Share pod, attendees see your pointer move in the Share pod window. All activities you perform in a shared window, application, or document are visible to attendees. The file formats supported in the Share pod are JPG, PNG, SWF, PPT, PPTX, PDF, FLV, F4V, MP3, MP4, and ZIP.

Add a Share Pod

  1. In your meeting room, click on Pods
    Pods Menu Button
  2. Hover over Share
  3. Click on Add New Share
    Pods Share Button
  4. In the Share pod you can choose to share your screen, document, or whiteboard

Share My Screen

As a host or presenter in a meeting, you can share windows, applications, or your entire desktop. When you share anything on your computer screen, actions you take in the shared region are visible to all participants in the meeting. Participants follow the progress of your cursor as you move it across your screen. When starting a screen share, the hosts and the presenters can enforce their settings for the participants. The Share pod can be opened in full screen mode for all attendees for a better viewing experience.

The region or regions that you share must be visible on your desktop to be visible in the Share pod to other participants. Overlapping windows on the desktop appear as a blue crosshatched pattern in the Share pod.

Share Your Screen (Host or Presenter)

  1. In an empty Share pod, click the Share My Screen drop-down menu in the center of the Share pod, and select Share My Screen.
    Share My Screen
  2.  Set your screen sharing options:
    1. Desktop - Shares the contents of your entire desktop. If you have more than one monitor connected to your computer, a desktop appears for each monitor. Choose the desktop that you want to share.
      Share Desktop
      1. If desired, check the box next to Make Share Pod Full Screen for Attendees
        Full Screen Pod
    2. Windows - Shares one or more authorized windows that are open and running on your computer. Choose the window or windows that you want to share.
      Share Windows
      1. If you receive a message stating "To use this feature please enable accessibility for 'adobeconnectaddin' by clicking the 'Enable' button below and then navigating to the Privacy Tab", click the Enable button. You should be brought to your computer's Privacy settings.
      2. Check to enable 'adobeconnectaddin'
        Adobe Connect Add-in
    3. Applications - Shares an authorized application and all its related windows that are open and running on your computer. Choose the application or applications that you want to share.
      Share Application
      1. If you receive a message stating "To use this feature please enable accessibility for 'adobeconnectaddin' by clicking the 'Enable' button below and then navigating to the Privacy Tab", click the Enable button. You should be brought to your computer's Privacy settings.
      2. Check to enable 'adobeconnectaddin'
        Adobe Connect Add-in
  3. Click the Share button at the bottom of the Start Screen Sharing window to begin sharing.

Share a Document

As a host or presenter, you can share documents that have been uploaded to the Content library, or share documents directly from your computer.

  1. In an empty Share pod, click the Share My Screen drop-down menu in the center of the Share pod, and select Share Document
    Share Screen Menu
  2. Choose from the following:
    1. Browse My Computer - Allows you to browse your computer for files you would like to upload in your Share pod.
    2. Uploaded Files - Displays content uploaded for the current meeting. Click Browse My Computer to upload content for the current meeting. The document is added to the Uploaded Content folder for the meeting in Adobe Connect Central. An administrator can move the document to the Shared Content folder to make the document available for other meetings.
    3. My Content - Displays content in your user folder in Adobe Connect.
    4. Shared Content - Displays content in Adobe Connect that is available to all account holders with the appropriate permissions.
  3. Select the document you want to share and click Open.
  4. The document will appear in the Share pod.

Share a Whiteboard

A whiteboard allows hosts or presenters to create text, shapes, insert some symbols, and draw freehand drawings in real time during a meeting.

  1. In an empty Share pod, click the Share My Screen drop-down menu in the center of the Share pod, and select Share Whiteboard.
    Share Screen menu for Shared Whiteboard
  2. Use the Whiteboard drawing tools to create content in the Whiteboard:
    1. Selection tool - Selects a shape or area of the whiteboard. Click a shape to select it. Drag on the whiteboard or content to create a selection rectangle that selects all the shapes within the rectangle. The selection rectangle has eight control points for resizing the selected shape or shapes. Shift-drag a corner control point to maintain the aspect ratio when you resize. Select and drag a shape to move it. To add a shape to the selection, Shift-click the shape.
    2. Pen tool - Its width and alpha remain constant with stroke width, except at a bend, at the start, and at the end. The tool is sensitive towards the speed of the pointer movement.

    3. Pencil tool - Creates a free-form line. You can customize stroke color and stroke weight by using the color picker and stroke weight pop-up menu. Its width and alpha increase with the speed of the stroke. The tool is sensitive towards the speed of the pointer movement.

    4. Marker tool - Its width and alpha decrease with the speed of the stroke.

    5. Highlighter tool - Creates a free-form thick marker line. You can customize stroke color and stroke weight by using the color picker and stroke weight. Its alpha decreases with the speed of the stroke but the width increases.

    6. Delete Selected - Deletes items selected with the Selection tool.

    7. Text tool - Creates a floating multiline text field. You can customize fill color, font face, and font size by using the color picker, font pop‑up menu, and font size pop‑up menu. Drag to create a text area where you can type.

    8. Shapes tool - Click and hold to choose from rectangles, ellipses, lines, arrows, and more. Use the options to the right of the tool to customize appearance. Drag to expand the shape. Hold down the Shift key while dragging to create even width and height for shapes, or snap lines every 45°.

    9. Undo - Undoes the previous action. You can undo the following actions: drawing a shape, moving a shape, resizing a shape, clearing the whiteboard, and changing a shape’s property. There is no limit to the number of times that you can perform this operation in the pod.

    10. Redo - Repeats the previous action.

    11. Arrange menu - Using the arrange menu options, you can move the objects to the front or the back relative to the other objects in the whiteboard.

    12. Hide toolbar - When not using a whiteboard’s toolbar for drawing and writing, you can hide it by clicking this icon. Click Show toolbar icon to display the toolbar again.

Adobe Connect - Share My Screen

Adobe Connect - Share a Document

Adobe Connect - Share a Whiteboard