Technology Instructions to Connect to the Webinar
Conference Call-in Number
For the synchronous parts of the program, dial the conference call number 1.800.704.9804 and use the access code 576 5 464. This will allow you to hear the speaker during the presentations. After dialing in please use *6 to mute your phone unless you need to speak. Hitting *6 again will unmute your phone. For the visuals, see the section about screen sharing below. Note that the 800 number may not work from some locations (e.g. if dialing in from Skype and possibly if dialing from outside the U.S.). If you find the 800 number does not work for you then you may use this direct dial number: 1.404.920.6604. However, in that case you'll be charged for the phone call as per your standard long distance rates.
Screen Sharing with Adobe Connect
We will be using a tool called Adobe Connect to allow you to view presentations during synchronous sessions. To connect to the session just point your web browser to Adobe Connect. When prompted, enter your name as a guest. After this, your computer should automatically launch the Adobe Connect session.
Once connected to the session, you'll see a chat window on the left where you can send messages to the group (e.g. to ask questions of the moderator) and a main window where the presentation will appear. In some cases, an additional window may appear allowing you to view items running on the moderator's computer. Note that Adobe Connect has an audio option which we will not be using. Please use the conference call instructions above to connect with a normal phone to the audio portion of this virtual meeting.
If you'd like to test your connection prior to the meeting, you can use Adobes Connection Test. If you pass the fist three steps of the test, you are ready to participate (step 4 is only required for presenters that need to share their screen). Additional support is available with Adobe Connect quick start and troubleshooting guide.
Contact Kristin O'Connell (koconnell at Carleton dot edu) if you have technical questions or trouble accessing Adobe Connect.