- Adobe Connect
- Skype for Business
- Volunteers must commit to conducting or participating in 3 to 4 video conferencing events per week.
- Volunteers must commit to completing a brief survey after each video conferencing event.
Earlier this year, Yale ITS acquired Adobe Connect, a video conferencing service. Over the fall 2014 semester, Library IT tested Adobe Connect with the equipment in several library conference rooms on campus (see blog announcements here and here).
We began this testing to ensure that library staff persons at every library location are able to maintain their meeting schedules easily, regardless of their physical location, particularly in advance of staff moving to 344 Winchester. We are pleased to announce that the testing was successful, and that Adobe Connect can be used effectively in these rooms for video conferencing.
Adobe Connect is supported centrally through Yale ITS; for help with Adobe Connect please visit this page or contact the central ITS Help Desk.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: before using Adobe Connect for your virtual meeting, please do a 10-minute test of the setup in the room you are using. Contact Jenn Nolte and Reon Keller if you need help with the initial setup.
Always add 5-10 minutes for set up in advance of your virtual meeting!
Adobe Connect Features:
Audio and video
Layouts for different meeting types, plus additional layout customization
Send invitations to a meeting in Outlook
Meeting recording (turned off by default)
Conference/meeting rooms tested:
Required equipment in conference rooms for Adobe Connect to work:
Please email Jenn Nolte and Reon Keller if you have any questions!
In partial response to some library departments’ relocation to 344 Winchester, Jenn Nolte and Reon Keller from Library IT are currently testing the Adobe Connect video conferencing and collaboration service in Library-operated conference rooms around campus. Library IT is also simultaneously testing Microsoft’s Lync service, which is a chatting, phone and video conferencing service. All testing at the various sites have been successful thus far. Some rooms are already equipped with the necessary hardware, making it easy to set up and determine the best approach to video conferencing.
Conference rooms tested so far:
Library IT will also test conference rooms at CSSSI, Medical and Divinity.
Once testing is completed, look for a how-to web page with set up information, video conferencing etiquette, best practices and a list of video conference enabled rooms. Library IT will also be conducting training on how to use Adobe Connect as well.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.