At IU, what is the Adobe Connect Meeting Service?
Adobe Connect Meeting provides Indiana University faculty and staff with a web collaboration tool for administrative meetings and academic classes. Web collaboration, or web conferencing, provides a virtual environment for sharing presentations, images, and desktop applications with remote participants. Adobe Connect Meeting also offers audio and video conferencing, text chat, a digital whiteboard, and polling. Adobe Connect Meeting requires a web browser with the Flash plug-in and a broadband Internet connection.
Note: Adobe Connect was originally named Breeze, so you may hear both terms used interchangeably.
Adobe Connect Meeting works as follows:
- A host with a Connect Meeting account logs into the Connect
Manager to create a meeting room with a unique URL. The
meeting host communicates the URL to meeting attendees, who can then
open the meeting in a web browser. Attendees do not need a Connect
Meeting account to join the meeting; they can simply log in as a
- Once in the meeting, the host can broadcast audio and video, share a computer screen or presentation, and text chat with attendees. The host can also promote individual meeting attendees to allow them to do the same.
For more on Adobe Connect, see Web Conferencing.
Incompatibilities with Adobe Connect:
- Chrome: The latest version of the Google Chrome browser for Windows is incompatible with the Adobe Connect add-in. This means that features that require the add-in, like screen sharing, cannot be used with this browser; if you require these features or have difficulties using Connect with Chrome, use another supported browser. To use Connect with Chrome without these features, or for more information, see Adobe Connect Help.
- Modern IE (Windows 8): Modern Internet Explorer does not pick up embedded Flash Player and thus will not play content; it will attempt to download Flash. However, you can use Connect in Windows 8 through Desktop Internet Explorer. See Flash Player issues | Windows 8.
Last modified on August 07, 2012.