Adobe Connect

This is a Managed Use video conferencing tool for hosting meetings, seminars and lectures online.

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Introduction

Named the Best Virtual Classroom Software by G2 Crowd in 2020, Adobe Connect is a customizable and engaging web conferencing tool.

Check out their website for more information.

Can I use it?

This product is marked as Managed Use in the Teaching and Learning Ecosystem document, so while the university doesn’t provide licences, staff can use it with students after consideration of GDPR and data security. If you have concerns, speak to your Associate Head of School for Student Experience or equivalent role.

Firewall Status: Safe  – This tool is likely to work for learners in countries with more restrictive firewalls.

Privacy notice for recording sessions

Please ensure that students are aware that the session will be recorded, and that they have the option to ‘opt out’ and turn off their cameras if they wish. Please also refer students to our privacy notice, which can be found here.

https://livecoventryac.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/externalstudentdocuments/EVYG51OxtXhGlTKeqvtp7vsBg4K8zab596rV9AwYKFShjA?rtime=3kdYQ9Rf2Eg

The IGU have highlighted the specific part of this notice that is relevant to the recording of sessions:

As part of our efforts to keep our campuses and other sites safe and secure, enabling us to operate CCTV, body cams and audio and visual recordings of lectures and seminars.

What can I do with it?

There are currently no guides available for this tool. If you’re familiar with it, perhaps you’d consider contributing to the knowledge base?

About the author(s)

  • Noah Mitchell

    I work at Coventry University's Disruptive Media Learning Lab where I focus on digital projects such as Coventry.Domains. I'm passionate about digital fluency, design and user experience.

Updated on December 2, 2020

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