Introducing Adobe Connect!

adobe-connect-9-mnemonic-logoThere are changes happening in the Department’s web conferencing space. From 1st July 2015, Adobe Connect will be the new contracted provider of web conferencing services for DET.

This is exciting news for DET schools. Adobe Connect is designed for teaching and learning and has a shutterstock_253572094number of unique features that will enhance the Department’s web conferences, particularly for its access via mobile devices. Other great features include:

  • Customisable rooms – layouts can be configured and customised to suit the purpose of sessions. Rooms can remain open for recurring meetings and ongoing classes, and breakout rooms are available.
  • Collaboration tools – Adobe Connect offers screen sharing and remote access ability. Tools such as whiteboard annotation; Q and A, Voting and Polling and Chat are also available.
  • Rich media content – document files, video and images are supported in Adobe Connect.
  • Recording functionality – sessions can be edited to put in bookmarks/chapters; interactive elements such as links remain live; and shared files are available online and are exportable.

What do I need to do?

A DET Mail advising all schools of this change will be sent first week of Term 3. Free online training sessions will also be made available.

If you have a web conference scheduled in Blackboard Collaborate after 30 June 2015, please contact the Digital Learning Branch: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au.  We will work with you to recreate these sessions in Adobe Connect.

If you have recordings in Blackboard Collaborate that you would like to keep, please download them as MP3 or MP4 files before 30 June 2015.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au

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