How to use Adobe Connect

Get set up

Before your first class you’ll need to do a couple of things to make sure you’re set up to use Adobe Connect.

1. Buy a headset

Depending on the type of class, you may need to use a microphone to speak with your peers. Your lecturer or tutor will brief you on expectations regarding use of microphones at the beginning of semester.

In online-only tutorials, we strongly recommend students use a microphone to speak to each other. In these instances, you must at least have headphones, and we recommend buying a headset with a built-in microphone.

An iPhone headset or similar is adequate. Alternatively, you can buy a headset for about $15 at electrical stores or places like Officeworks.

It is possible to use a laptop’s built-in microphone, but you must must use headphones to prevent audio looping.

If you do not have headphones or a headset, you will not be able to use your microphone in the Connect sessions and will only be able to communicate via text chat.

In classes where only the lecturer or tutor will be speaking using a microphone, you may still prefer to use headphones to avoid disturbing people around you.

2. Check system requirements and/or install applications

You can access Connect classes using a computer or a mobile device.

Computer (laptop or desktop)

Use the Adobe Connect connection test tool [opens in new window] to check whether your computer meets the system requirements.

Make sure you pass test 1-3: the Flash player version test, connection test and connection speed test. You don’t need to pass test 4 – the add-in test – to use the system, but you may find installing the add-in improves your experience using Connect.

You can also test your microphone if you’re likely to be using it in class.

Mobile device (phone or tablet)

Visit the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and search for the free Adobe Connect Mobile application.

More information on access from mobile devices [opens in new window].

3. Log in early and run the Audio Setup Wizard

It is important you check and configure your audio settings before your first Connect class.

Log into Connect up to 30 minutes before your class and run the Audio Setup Wizard. Go to Meeting > Audio Setup Wizard.

Having problems?

If you’re having issues using Connect or you want more detail about getting set up, try these guides: