While many who use Adobe Connect are aware of the functionality this platform offers, few truly understand how and when to use all of the feature-rich tools available to allow them to deliver maximally effective synchronous training programs. Learn how to maximize Adobe Connect's robust platform to deliver a technologically seamless experience. Margaret will share her expertise, along with insider tips and tricks, to help you engage your learners by becoming proficient with Adobe Connect's tools. You will gain experience customizing the learner viewing experience; understanding and working with pods; creating and running polls; sharing files with learners; managing and facilitating breakout rooms; sharing applications; creating layouts; setting up and customizing meetings; creating course templates; exploring help and resources for Adobe Connect and more.
BONUS ITEMS: You will receive a Participant Guide to use during the sessions and for future reference. Successfully complete this course and earn a CEU! InSync Training is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEU for this program.
PREREQUISITES: Access to an Adobe Connect classroom as a Host for the completion of intersession assignments. Please note, 30-day free trials are available through Adobe. Your trial period for this software is 30 days from the time you install. Do not install it more than 30 days prior to the last session.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course is targeted towards designers, facilitators or anyone else involved in training and development that plans to use Adobe Connect as their virtual classroom. Whether you need to design or deliver highly technical application training or new-hire orientation programs, this course will equip you with the technical skills needed so you can focus on your participants' learning experience rather than how to use Adobe Connect.
Certified Adobe Connect Trainer, Certified Synchronous Facilitator and Expert Synchronous Producer. MS in Instructional Technology Management
Access to an Adobe Connect classroom as a Host for the completion of intersession assignments. Please note, 30-day free trials are available through Adobe. Your trial period for this software is 30 days from the time you install. Do not install it more than 30 days prior to the last session. This certificate program will use teleconferencing. Dial-in numbers will be provided when you log in for each course.
On completion of this certificate, you will be able to:
Create and manage all of the pod types available in the Adobe Connect platform.
Create and manage breakout room activities.
Design a new layout.
Identify best use for all pods, breakout rooms and layouts.
Explore additional help files and meeting room extension pods.
OCTOBER 2015 COURSE DATES:
Register early. This course is limited to 25 participants.
Session 1: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Session 2:Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Session 3:Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Each session is 2 hours in length. All sessions start at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York Time.) Here is the time of sessions listed in other time zones:
11:00 am – 1:00 noon Pacific Time (PT)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain Time (MT)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time (CT)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)
For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.
IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. This certificate program will use teleconferencing. The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.
Certificate of Completion and eBadge
After successfully completing* your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
* You must attend each LIVE course and successfully complete homework by the required dates in order to earn you CEUs, ebadge and certificate of completion.
SESSION 1: 2 HOURS (ROLES AND PODS)
This session begins the exploration of Adobe Connect. We will start with reviewing the roles in a Connect classroom and then identify the many pods available to us. With an understanding of the pods and their functionality, we will collaborate to identify the many possible uses of these pods in a training session.
Assignment: (90+ minutes) – Please plan for a minimum of 90 minutes of asynchronous work following this live session. Your assignment will consist of watching short videos online, working within the Adobe Connect classroom and answering questions in preparation for the next session.
SESSION 2: 2 HOURS (LAYOUTS AND TEMPLATES)
The exploration within Adobe Connect continues in Session 2 where we explore the possibilities created by using Application Sharing and Layouts.
Successful management of a training session is important so next we'll explore best practices for managing our meeting, our attendees and our pods.
Assignment: (90+ minutes) Please plan for a minimum of 90 minutes of asynchronous work following this live session. Your assignment will consist of watching short videos online, working within the Adobe Connect classroom and answering questions in preparation for the next session.
SESSION 3: 2 HOURS (BREAKOUTS)
Our final exploration destination within Adobe Connect will be to the breakout rooms. We'll start with identifying possible uses for breakout rooms and what's needed for a successful breakout room activity. We'll finish with our own breakout room activity where all participants will work in breakout rooms to apply the knowledge gained throughout their Connect Exploration Expedition.