Pre-Meeting Checklist for Adobe Connect
During and After the Meeting
Preparing for a Meeting
Attending Your First Adobe Connect Meeting
Quick Guide to Preparing Documents for Adobe Connect
Adobe Connect Resource List
Connecting Your Camera
Creating a Meeting in Adobe Acrobat Connect
Recording & Playing Back a Meeting
Preparing for an Adobe Acrobat Connect Meeting

Setting up your first Adobe Connect meeting can be time consuming, but many of these steps only need to be done once for each meeting you have created. These instructions assume that you have already created an Adobe Connect meeting. If you haven't, please see Creating a Meeting.

The steps involved are

Testing your Connection

  1. Test your connection using this link:

  2. When the page opens, it should perform a test to make sure that you have a supported version of Adobe Flash installed and no connection errors. It will determine what your connection speed is and if you have the Adobe Connect Add-In installed. Note your connection speed (i.e., LAN speed) because you will need it later to adjust your meeting setup.

  3. If necessary, click yes to install a supported version of Adobe Flash and the Adobe Connect Add-In. This will save you an extra step later. You need to do this ONCE ON EVERY COMPUTER that you will be running Adobe Connect from.

  4. Follow the prompts to install the add-in.

  5. Navigate to your meeting room URL.

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Setting up your audio

  1. Make sure your microphone and speakers or headphones are connected to your computer.

  2. Click Meeting on the top toolbar and then click Audio Setup Wizard.

  3. Menu to select the audio set up

  4. Follow the step-by-step directions to select, adjust, and test your audio.

Selecting and testing your webcam

  1. Make sure your webcam is connected to your computer (most new computers have a built-in camera).

  2. Click Pods, then make sure Video is selected. The Video pod will appear.

  3. Turn on Video Pod

  4. Familiarize yourself with the options in the tiny drop-down menu on the top right of the Video pod.

Live testing and adjusting your video and audio

  1. To turn on audio or video, click the corresponding icon.

  2. activating video and audio

    You will be prompted to Allow or Deny access to your Camera and Microphone. Click the Allow button.You should see a live video from your webcam in the Video pod.

    Tip: Live video is frequently degraded by slow internet connections, firewalls, proxy servers and other network equipment. It is sometimes difficult to compensate by adjusting the above settings. Consider your purpose in using live video. Live video can distract rather than enhance a presentation.

  1. Create a still head-shot. In the video pod, click "start sharing," then pause the video when you have the image that you want. This is often less distracting than a moving image.
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Setting Room Bandwidth and Connection Speed

Set up your meeting to fit the internet connection speed for you and your participants. This ensures the best possible video and audio and helps prevent the audio and video from cutting out.
  1. Your Connection Speed: To set your internet connection speed, click Meeting, then Preferences. Choose Room Bandwidth. Read the options. Choose Modem (e.g. dial-up), DSL/Cable or LAN. (Avoid using LAN as it is sensitive to even minor connection errors.) You would normally select DSL/Cable when all your participants have LAN or high-speed internet connections.
  2. adjusting room bandwidth

  3. You can also adjust Audio and Video settings in the same Preferences menu.


  • Be sure to adjust your connection speed when you switch between campus and home.
  • Ask your students or participants if any of them have dial-up connections. Encourage them to find a faster connection or adjust the Room Bandwidth to Modem.
  • Choppy audio, video and screen sharing are often a result of incorrect connection settings.

Although you can set up material such as your slides, whiteboard and polls on the fly, this can be time consuming and disruptive during a meeting. Click here for instructions on preparing materials for your meeting.

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