Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday for our Adobe Connect Support Spotlight. Our own Amy Brooks and her team are always happy to provide their expertise and knowledge through the @ConnectSupport handle. If you missed it, please take a look at the team’s answers to some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding Adobe Connect. Thanks!
Chris Benz, director of online events at The eLearning Guild , recently talked to us about how the organization uses Adobe Connect to deliver innovative online events. ‘The Guild’ is the oldest and most trusted source of information and network for eLearning professionals, and these events are designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise and practice of its members. By implementing Adobe Connect, The eLearning Guild enables eLearning professionals to attend live sessions or access almost 700 archived sessions.
Persistent, customizable Adobe Connect meeting rooms improve event preparation while mobile options eliminate travel costs while still creating an engaging interactive environment for idea sharing. To learn more about how The eLearning Guild is using Adobe Connect, click here.
I frequently get asked how to better engage participants during Adobe Connect presentations. My answer is always –EMOTICONS – icons participants can click on to express emotions that appear next to their names in the attendee list. These emoticons can express laughter or applause, ask the host to speak louder or slow down, or show raised hands. They’re a great way for presenters to engage an audience during a live meeting.
The emoticon “Raise Hand” feature is a way for participants to ask for microphone rights during a VoIP meeting. If a host acknowledges an attendee’s raised hand by “accepting” it, that allows the participant voice rights.
A great product legacy story is when I first began hosting web meetings in Adobe Connect—and before the emoticons were part of the product—participants used to “clap” by typing “………” in the chat pod. Today, we’ve made expressing emotions during a meeting much more fun, I think.
If you haven’t, give emoticons a try in your next meeting. And let us know what emoticons you’d like to see in Adobe Connect next.