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How to Use Adobe Connect

Enter an Online Tutor Session

Adobe Acrobat Connect only requires that you have a computer with an Internet connection, a web browser, the Adobe Connect Add-In and Adobe Flash Player Version 8 or later to attend a web conference. Adobe Connect will run on most browsers

Once you have downloaded Adobe Connect and Adobe Flash Player, you should be ready to attend an online tutor session. To do so,

  1. Click on the link provided on the online tutoring schedule page. (There is a separate link for each course.)
  2. The link will direct you to a log-in screen.
    1. Select "Enter as a Guest" as the option.
    2. Enter Name.
    3. Click the "Enter Room" button.
  3. Await for a tutor to grant you access to the online meeting.
  4. Once access is granted, then you will be in the tutoring waiting queue.
  5. Once in the queue, a tutor will add you to their session as soon as an open spot is available. 

After Entering a Tutoring Session

After Adobe Connect loads, you will be in your meeting area. You are able to chat with your tutor at any time.

You will also be able to enable your webcam and microphone.

screen shot of the adobe connect window with microphone enabling on the top and webcam enabling on the right hand corner.

Toolbars and Tools

adobe connect tool bar to turn on sound, microphone, picture, and raise your digital hand

Toolbar at top of screen 

Meeting tools which allow you to adjust volume, turn on/off your microphone, turn on/off your webcam, and show gestures to the tutor. Be sure to click “Allow” if at any time the "Adobe Flash Player Settings" window appears.

example of the left side toolbar with features to write on whiteboard, add text, and other skills

Toolbar at left of screen 

Whiteboard tools will allow you to write on the whiteboard, add text, change font color and size, and switch between whiteboards. 

If you have any trouble using the tools, ask the tutor for guidance.