Adobe Connect Student Guide

Get Started

Welcome to your Adobe Connect course! Please email your instructor to confirm that he/she has the correct email address that you plan to use for the class (the NPC-issued student email is recommended). Your instructor will create an Adobe Connect course link, and meeting schedule will be provided via email before the class begins.

What Do You Need
  • High-speed Internet Connection
  • A computer that meets the system requirements below
  • A headset that allows you to hear and speak. Note: The built-in speaker and microphone on computers can cause feedback that is very distracting for the instructor. It is recommended that you use a headset to ensure a better communication experience (Click here to find out where to order the headset)
  • A webcam is recommended but not required
  • Make sure your computer system meets the requirements below
System Requirements

  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise; or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32-bit edition, or 64-bit edition with 32-bit browser)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP or Windows 7; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 or higher; Mozilla Firefox 2.x, 3.x or higher; or Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 or higher for all users (hosts, presenters, participants, and administrators)
Mac OS
  • 500MHz PowerPC® G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4–10.6 (Intel); Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC) or higher
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2x, 3x or higher; Safari 2.x or higher; or Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or higher for all users (hosts, presenters, participants, and administrators)
  • Presenter/Hosts: Ubuntu 10 or higher
  • Attendees: Ubuntu10; Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 4.x, 5.x; Novell SUSE® 9.x or 10.x; or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 2x, 3x or higher
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or higher for all users (hosts, presenters, participants, and administrators)

How to Access My Adobe Connect Course?

To access the Adobe Connect course website, where your class is virtually located, please follow these directions:

1. Test your connection by clicking here

2. Click on the course link in the email your instructor has sent to you

3. Log in with your user name and password (if the site does not require password, choose “Enter as a guest”)

4. Upon log in, you will see a virtual conferencing room similar to the screenshot below (the layout of each class may vary depending on how your instructor set it up):
Adobe Connect Classroom

5. If this is the first time you use Adobe Connect on your computer, the system may request you to install some add-ons. Follow the pop-up message to complete the installation.

6. There are several pods on the screen. In the upper left corner is the “Camera and Voice” pod -- that’s where you instructor’s image will display. Under “Camera and Voice” there is an “Attendee List” pod where a list of all the participants will display. The third pod on the left is “Chat” which allows you to interact with other participants via real-time text messages. On the main screen is a “Share” pod -- that’s where your instructor will present course materials and instructions, and share his/her computer screen with you. At the bottom of the screen there is a tool bar where you can choose your “Status options” (e.g., click on the blue figurine to “raise your hand” if you have a question) and select talk mode (“hold to talk” or “hands-free”)

7. Spend some time getting familiar with the course environment. Click here to learn the basic How to Topics for Participants/Students (or download a PDF version of the user guide)

If you have any questions about the course, please contact your instructor. If you have problems logging into your class, please contact the Support Center.

For Adobe Connect math tutoring information, please contact Professor Gary Mack at