Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is web conferencing software that enables course instructors to conduct live meetings with classes and individual students. The software incorporates video and audio streaming and screen sharing capabilities to deliver lectures, host discussions, and hold virtual office hours. Recording capabilities are also an option, providing the ability to use Connect meeting sessions as a resource for students. There is no cost or download required by either the UK instructor or students to attend a Connect meeting. If you are interested in using Connect in your distance learning course, contact our instructional designers for a demonstration.

The resources below outline the basic steps for getting started using Adobe Connect.

Connect Host Account

Any UK faculty member can request a host account by submitting a Host Request Form. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an email with additional instructions.

Adobe Connect Login

Faculty can access their accounts by logging into UK Connect using your link blue ID and password. From this account you can create new meetings, manage your settings, and access links to recorded meetings.

Adobe Connect Recordings

Meeting sessions can be recorded for viewing at a later time. This feature allows instructors to create useful study materials and share meeting content with students who could not attend the live session. Recordings are stored online and each recording can be accessed via a unique URL.

These recordings can also be downloaded for backup or editing. As with any technology, our office encourages you to backup any recording you wish to preserve. If you have any questions regarding this process, we would be happy to assist you.

Technical Requirements

The minimum system requirements for Adobe Connect are included in the baseline Technical Requirements laid out to successfully participate in Distance Learning at the University of Kentucky. These requirements can be found here.

For troubleshooting issues outside of the normal training hours, faculty and students may contact the UKIT Service Desk. Their contact information can be found here.

Connect Demonstration and Training for Faculty

If you are interested in participating in an Adobe Connect demo, contact our Instructional Design Team. Instructors can access information concerning Adobe Connect online training from UKIT’s site here.

Connect Training for Students

Regular training sessions are offered for students to familiarize themselves with Adobe Connect once a week. These training sessions are held online via Adobe Connect for a more hands on approach and students should feel free to visit these sessions any time during the two-hour block to tailor their training needs. The following is the calendar for available training.

Monthly Training Dates

Times (All times are EST)

Virtual Training Room

1st and 3rd Monday

9:30 am - 11:30 am

http://connect.uky.edu/practice

2nd and 4th Wednesday

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

http://connect.uky.edu/practice

We encourage you to share this information with your class. A student tailored version can be found here.

Additional Information

If you are interested in additional online resources concerning Adobe Connect, you may visit the Adobe Connect page within the Academic Technology Training Library.