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What is Adobe Connect?

Adobe Connect is a web-based communication tool that allows faculty and students to collaborate over the internet in real-time. 

See the related Teaching Elements Guide to Adobe Connect for more details on instructional uses and the pedagogical basis of realtime web conferencing.


On December 23rd 2013, RIT's Adobe Connect server was updated to version 9.1

What's New in Connect 9?

Version 9.1 is a major upgrade that includes the following feature updates:

 Share Pod

  •     Users now have the zoom options easily accessible to them for a better viewing experience for screen sharing.
  •     There is a new option for meeting Presenters to move all Participants to full screen mode when starting a screen-share session.


  •     A highlighted frame displays around the speakers video feed so participants can easily identify who is talking. This option is configurable by the meeting hosts.
  •     Widescreen aspect ratio option is configurable by the meeting hosts.

Poll Pod

  •     A new short answer poll option increases flexibility in administering polls.  Meeting hosts can now also see participants who have not yet voted in the View Votes tab in the poll pod.

Attendee List

  •     Active speaker appears at the top of the list


  •     Public access recordings can be passcode protected

A detailed overview of the update can be found in the Adobe Connect 9.1 release notes
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