Virtual Classrooms (Adobe Connect)

Start Date Start - End Time Venue Places Taken

Duration: 2 hours

Coordinator: Ms Ailsa Dickie

Presenter: Miss Stephanie David

Adobe Connect is UQ's virtual classroom/meeting system. In this course you will develop an understanding of how to facilitate lectures, tutorials and other teaching and learning activities online using Adobe Connect. This course will cover hands on practical skills in using Adobe Connect as well as explore how virtual classrooms are used at UQ.

Participants will familiarise themselves with the use of chat, webcams, polls and emoticons for communication. The use of the presentation area to view and interact with files, applications and the whiteboard will also be demonstrated.

This course is offered in both face to face (courses with a building as the venue) and virtual classroom format.

The courses in virtual classroom format will be led by a trainer and conducted using Adobe Connect. To participate in courses in this format you will need a headset with an attached microphone. The classroom link and setup instructions will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the session. To allow instructions to be sent out you must register for the online courses at least 2 days prior to the start time.

This course will enable participants to:

1. Appreciate the range of possibilities for the use of virtual classrooms in teaching and learning.

2. Setup and manage a virtual classroom.

3. Use different communication and feedback methods.

4. Use image files, videos, applications and the whiteboard in presentations.

5. Record virtual classroom sessions.