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Getting Started

Webcasting guidelines

Welcome to the Adobe Connect portal. This website provides relevant and easy to follow information and support about webcasting and webinars.

The following are guidelines to ensure your webcast/webinar experience goes as well as possible. To ensure the best possible results, you will need to use our webcast equipment and ensure your presentation is well formatted.

Presentation Formatting

To ensure that your presentation will work with our webcasting technology (Adobe Connect), you will need to follow these simple guidelines.

  • Your presentation must always be prepared with Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 (Microsoft Office for Mac and Apple Keynote are not supported)
  • Presentation must be Saved As an "Office 97-2003 presentation format", or .ppt (Otherwise, there may be presentation issues if the required add-in is not properly installed).
  • Avoid using slide transitions as they will be removed when uploaded.
  • Most typical fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman or Courier work without any issues. You may have compatibility issues with non-standard fonts which will be replaced by default fonts.

Once your presentation is complete following the guidelines above we strongly recommended uploading your presentation in Adobe Connect and verify that it displays properly and as well as to confirm that nothing is missing.

Computer requirements

We strongly recommend against using your own equipment. There are often variables that we cannot control and therefore cannot guarantee a smooth experience. If however you absolutely must use your own equipment, here are the guidelines we recommend. Please note that using your own equipment could result in problems and delays with your webcast.

Adobe Connect Add-In

The Adobe Connect Add-in is required for all webcasts. This add-in provides enhanced usability, proper audio and video performance and additional support for presentation material.

You must download the proper version of the Adobe Connect Add-in at the following location:

Hardware Requirements
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+
Mac OS (A microphone jack adapter will be required for newer Apple products and is available for loan at our office)
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2+