These tutorials will show you how to set up, run, and navigate Adobe Connect.

Click one of the following links for more information. 

This tutorial will show you how to use the features of an Adobe Connect conference.

Set Up Your Audio

Select the Meeting button in the top left corner and select Audio Setup Wizard to set up your speakers and microphone.

Screenshot of the Audio Setup Wizard button.

Select the Next button to progress through the wizard.

Screencast of the Audio Setup Wizard

Set Speaker Volume

Select the drop-down arrow next to the speaker icon to mute and adjust speaker volume.

Screencast of the speaker button.

Set Your Status

Select the drop-down arrow next to the Raised-Hand icon to set your status.

Screencast of the status menu.

Your status will appear next to your name in the Participants pod.

Screencast of the status.

Chat with Participants

To chat with everyone in the meeting, type a message into the chat pod.

Screencast of the chat pod.

To start a private chat with someone, select that person’s name in the Attendees pod and then select Start Private Chat. A new tab with that person’s name will appear in the Chat pod.

Screencast of the Start Private Chat button.

Select the menu icon in the top right corner of the chat pod to change your chat color and text size.

Screencast of the chat menu.


An instructor may grant students access to more features.

The following link will take you to the Adobe Tech Specs, which will provide you with a list of system requirements for using Adobe Connect.

Step 1

First go to the following link to test your computer for all of the tools you will need to participate in a meeting:

Screenshot of the test.

Step 2

Once you have completed the test and join the conference, right-click in any of the pods and then select Settings.

Screenshot of the Settings option.

Step 3

Select the Camera tab and use the drop-down arrow to select your webcam.

Screenshot of the camera tab.

Step 4

Select the Microphone tab and use the drop-down arrow to select your microphone. Use the slider to adjust microphone volume and select the box next to Reduce Echo.

Screenshot of the microphone tab.

Step 5

Select the Local Storage tab (the folder icon) and move the slider to Unlimited to allow maximum storage.

Screenshot of the folder tab.

Step 6

Select the Privacy tab (the computer monitor with an eye on it) and check Allow so Adobe Connect can access your webcam and microphone for the web meeting. Select Close when finished.

Screenshot of the privacy tab.

Once you have access to the meeting room for the first time, you will only need to perform the set-up once. (Keep in mind that this is assuming that you’re using the same PC.)

If you need help with the setup, contact the Canvas Support office: 435-865-8555 or email

This tutorial will show you how to download recorded conferences, if you want to use the recordings for any personal uses. To download these recordings, you will need to be logged into your default browser, or it will not work.

Note: If you want to have your video permanently available to you we recommend that you download the video into your own storage device and upload into kaltura, youtube, or another video service for your student to access.

Step 1

Select Meeting. Select Manage Meeting Information.

Adobe Connect Meeting Information

Step 2

You will now be taken to a new page on your default browser. This is why it is important to be logged into your default browser. If you aren't logged into your default browser, you will be taken to a login screen. If you are logged into your default browser next select recordings. A list of recordings you have in the conference will be displayed here.

Where to find a list of your recordings

Step 3

Select Actions. Select Make Offline.

how to download your recordings

Step 4

Follow the Prompts.

A prompt pop up

A prompt pop up

Step 5

Name your file and save it where you want it to be.

Step 6

If you wish to download concluded conferences, you will need to repeat step one in a non-concluded conference. Now that you are in, select Home. Here you will see a list of your conferences concluded, and non-concluded. Select Open on the conference you wish to download the recording(s) for. Now repeat steps 1-5 for the concluded conference.

Where to find concluded conferences

This tutorial will show you how to access an Adobe Connect meeting as a student/participant.

Step 1

Log in to Canvas and open the course in which you are joining a meeting. Select on the Conferences tool in the Navigation pane on the left.

Screencast of the Conferences tool.

Step 2

If the host of the meeting has not entered the meeting yet, you will not see the Join button. However, if the host has already entered, you can access the meeting by selecting Join.

Screenshot of the Join button.

Step 3

Read the statement. If you agree, select OK to open the conference.

Screenshot of the OK button.

This tutorial shows Adobe Connect presenters how to share a whiteboard during a meeting.

Start Sharing

Select the Share My Screen drop-down arrow and select Share Whiteboard.

Screenshot of the Share Whiteboard button.

Go Full Screen

Select the four arrow button in the top right corner to make the whiteboard full screen.

Screenshot of the fullscreen button.

Add Whiteboards

To add a new whiteboard, select the right arrow in the bottom left corner. To switch back to previous whiteboards, select the left arrow.

Screenshot of the bottom arrows.

Use the Pointer

The pointer is a green arrow that moves to wherever you select on the whiteboard when the pointer tool is selected. To use the pointer, select the arrow in the top right corner.

Screenshot of the pointer.

Use the Whiteboard Tools

Use the options in the toolbar on the left side of the whiteboard to write on the board.

Screenshot of the toolbar on the left.

Selection/Pan Tool

The Selection tool looks like a triangle with an indented bottom. This tool allows you to select annotations on the whiteboard.

The pan tool allows you to drag the whiteboard around in order to view all of your writing. To switch to the Pan tool, select the Selection tool and then select the hand tool.

Screenshot of the selection and pan tools.

Drawing Tool

The Drawing tool allows you to draw on the whiteboard with a marker, highlighter, pen, or pencil. The various writing tools vary in width and opacity. To switch between tools, select the Drawing tool to open the menu and then select the writing utensil you want. Continue to the Formatting Tools section to learn how to change the color and thickness of the drawing tools.

Screenshot of the drawing tool.

Garbage Tool

Use the garbage tool to remove content from the whiteboard. To delete content, 1) select the Selection tool, 2) select the item you want to remove, and then 3) select the Garbage tool.

Screenshot of the garbage tool.

To remove several items at once, 1) select the Selection tool, 2) select and drag a box around all of the items you want to remove, and then 3) select the Garbage tool.

Screenshot of deleting a selection.

Text Tool

Use the text tool to type text onto the whiteboard. Select the Text tool and then select on the whiteboard where you want to add the text to start typing.

Double select the text with the selection tool to edit it after you have selected away from the text.

To change the font, double select the text with the selection tool and then select the Font tool at the bottom of the toolbar. Select a font from the list to change the font.

Screenshot of the text tool.

Shape Tool

The Shape tool allows you to choose from several shapes to add to the whiteboard. To switch between shapes, select the Shape tool and then select the shape you want. Next, select and drag on the whiteboard and then release when the shape is the right size. Continue to the Formating Tools section to learn about changing the appearance of shapes.

Screenshot of the shape tool.

To add text to a shape or drawing, 1) select the Selection tool, 2) double select the item to which you want to add text, and then 3) type in the text box that appears in the middle.

Screenshot of adding text to a shape.

Formatting Tools

Change the Color

Select the Color rectangle and then select a color from the options on the left side or use the white bars on the three columns to choose your own color. To change the color to no fill, select the white box with the red line through it in the bottom left corner.

Screenshot of changing the color.

Change the Size/Thickness

Select the Size/Thickness circle and then drag the gray rectangle up or down to increase/decrease the size. The colored circle inside the white circle will change as you drag the rectangle up/down to display what the new size will be.

Screenshot of changing the size/thickness.

Change the Opacity

Select the Opacity rectangle and then drag the gray rectangle up/down to make the shape more opaque or more transparent.

Screenshot of changing the opacity.

Undo/Redo Tools

To undo or redo an action, select the arrow tools.

Screenshot of the arrow icons.

Arrange Menu

If you have overlying content on the whiteboard, use the Arrange Menu to change which item is on top. 1) Select the Selection tool, 2) select the item 3) select the Arrange Menu, and then 4) select whether you want the selected item to be brought to the very front, brought forward one item, sent back one item, or sent to the very back.

Screenshot of the arrange menu.

Stop Sharing

To stop sharing the whiteboard, select the Stop Sharing button in the top right corner.

Screenshot of the Stop Sharing button.

This tutorial will show you how to share your screen during a conference. When you share your screen, participants in the conference can see everything displayed on your monitor. This tool is great for showing participants how to do something on their computers.

Step 1

Select Share My Screen in the middle of the window.

Screenshot of the Share My Screen button.

Step 2

If you have dual monitors, use the Desktop tab to select which monitor you want to share.

Screenshot of choosing a monitor.

Step 3

Select the Applications tab and Windows tab to choose which programs/windows you want to share with participants.

Screenshot of selecting applications.

Step 4

To make your screen take up the entire screen of your participants' computer, select Make Share Pod Full Screen for Attendees in the bottom right corner. To have your monitor appear just in the large gray space within Adobe Connect, leave this option unselected.

Screenshot of the Make Share Pod Full-Screen option.

Step 5

Select Share once you are ready to share your screen with the participants.

Screenshot of the Share button.

A small window will appear on your screen. The Share tab gives you the options to stop sharing your screen and pause and annotate your screen. Select the full-screen button in the top right corner to reopen the full-sized Adobe Connect window.

Screenshot of the Share tab.

If you selected the Pause and Annotate button, a new window will open with an image of what your desktop had open when you selected the Pause button. Use the tools on the left to annotate the image. These tools are the same as those used when you share a whiteboard. Go to [insert tutorial here] to learn about these tools.

Once you have finished adding annotations, select Resume in the top right corner.

Screenshot of annotating the screen.

Select the Webcam tab to turn on your webcam. Participants will only be able to view your webcam feedback if you didn't select the box that makes the Share pod fullscreen. Select Stop My Webcam to turn your webcam off.

Screenshot of the webcam tab.

Select the Microphone tab to turn on your microphone. Select it again to turn it off.

Screenshot of the microphone tab.

Select the Speaker tab to adjust your speaker volume.

Screenshot of the speaker tab.

Select the Attendees tab to view the other members of the participants and their statuses. Select a participant's name to start a private chat, request a screen share, or change roles. If you request a screen share, the conference will display the participant's screen instead of yours.

Screenshot of the attendees tab.

Select the Chat tab to chat with participants.

Screenshot of the Chat tab.

If a participant changes his/her status, requests control, etc., a red circle will appear on the Notifications tab to inform you of the change. Select the Notifications tab to view the notifications.

Screenshot of the notifications tab.


If a participant requests control, you can relinquish control of the screen share to the participant so that the participant can perform actions on your shared screen.

This tutorial will show you how to set up your webcam and microphone for an Adobe Connect Meeting.

Using the Webcam

Step 1

Select Start My Webcam in the Video pod or select the webcam icon in the middle of the top of the page.

Screenshot of the Start My Webcam button.

Screenshot of the webcam button.

Step 2

The video input from your webcam will appear in the Video pod. Other participants cannot actually see the input from your webcam until you select Start Sharing at the bottom of the Video pod to end the preview.

Screenshot of the Start Sharing button.

Using the Microphone

Step 1

Select the Meeting button in the top right corner of the page and then select Audio Setup Wizard.

Screenshot of the Meeting menu.

Step 2

Follow the on-screen prompts to complete setting up your microphone.

Screenshot of the Audio Setup Wizard.


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