Service of Adobe Connect Discontinued
Service and support of the Adobe Connect Application (webcon.gmu.edu) is ending on Monday, February 26, 2018. Prior to this date, users must download and save any recordings stored in Adobe Connect. Information Technology Services now offers WebEx Meeting Center, a cloud-based web conferencing tool that may be used for meetings, classes, and collaboration allowing participants to share video, audio, and content – all online. WebEx is available upon request for Mason faculty and staff. To learn more about WebEx and to request an account please visit its.gmu.edu/webex.
Webconferencing allows users to host content driven meetings online. These meetings can be attended by anyone with a PC or Mac with an up-to-date web browser. Webconferencing focuses on delivering high quality content, such as desktop sharing, and fosters collaboration by allowing users to use chat or voice. George Mason University has a campuswide license for Blackboard Collaborate. Collaborate is an interactive real-time webconferencing and virtual classroom environment designed for teaching and learning and real-time collaboration. Collaborative Video Technologies (CVT) supports and deploys Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect allows users who have Flash installed on their PCs or Macs to host content driven collaborative online meetings.
Webconferencing advantages include:
- Desktop sharing
- Live chat
- Webconferences require no advanced scheduling
- To reserve an Adobe Connect webconference, contact CVT at 703-993-5580 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have received your Adobe Connect login and password from CVT, proceed to http://webcon.gmu.edu.
- In order to utilize Adobe Connect, your system must be running the latest version of Adobe Flash. Visit the Adobe website to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.
- A microphone on your device is required, but a camera is optional.
For more information, call 703-993-5580 or e-mail email@example.com.