eLearning & Instructional Technology

Adobe Connect: Using the Camera and Voice Pod

Users’ ability to broadcast the camera and voice to other meeting attendees are determined by their user role. Here is the list of the video and voice capabilities for each attendee role.

Within a Adobe Connect meeting room, as the meeting host, the instructor has the right to change the participant’s user role under the Attendee List. Instead of changing a participant’s role as presenter, instructors can also allow meeting participants to have rights to speak and broadcast their camera by changing and enhancing their rights of using audio and camera.

Functionality Chart

After your instructor grants you the right to broadcast your camera and voice, you need to test your headphone speakers, headset, or microphone to make sure they are set up correctly. The Audio Setup Wizard walks you through the steps to test your sound devices.

  1. Select Meeting > Manage My Settings > Audio Setup Wizard from the menu bar.

    Settings Menu
  2. Click Next to begin testing your sound output.
  3. Click Test on Sound Output page. A sound sample plays from your speaker or headphone.

    Audio Setup Wizard
  4. Click Next. On the Select Microphone page, select your microphone type from the pop-up menu.
  5. Click Next. On the Test Microphone page, click Record to test your microphone.
  6. Click Next. On the Tune Silence Level page, click Test Silence to detect the amount of background noise around you.
  7. Click Finish to complete the audio setup wizard.

Broadcasting Live Audio and Video

  1. To start broadcasting your video and voice, click the Start my camera and voice button in the Camera and Voice Pod.

    Start Camera and Voice
  2. Click Allow in the Macromedia Flash Player settings window to give Macromedia Flash Player access to a video or web camera.

    Allow Flash Access
  3. Audio and video are sent to all meeting attendees. Your name appears in the Camera and Voice pod along with buttons for controlling your broadcast.

    Camera View
  4. There are two buttons to control voice broadcasting: Hands-Free and Hold to Talk. Both buttons are located at the bottom of the screen.

    Voice Control Buttons
  5. The Hands-Free button allows you to speak at any time during the meeting. Audio broadcasting is indicated by a speaker icon next to your name and when you speak, a green line indicates your audio broadcast level.
  6. Hold down the Talk button to speak during a meeting. When you release the Talk button, you are no longer broadcasting audio.
  7. Click the Stop my camera and voice button in the Camera and Voice pod next to your name. Your name, image, and media control buttons disappear from all attendees' Camera and Voice pods.

    Stop Camera and Voice
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