You will use Adobe Connect to communicate with your Online Speaking Lab tutor and other students. Follow these steps below to successfully speak with your tutor.
4. The first time you connect your audio a window/dialog box will appear that will ask for access to your camera and microphone. Click the “Allow” button with the green check mark on it. After you have clicked the “Allow” button, the microphone icon will turn green.
If you need to adjust your microphone volume or mute your microphone, click on the drop-down menu arrow to the right of the green microphone icon and select "Adjust Microphone Volume" to raise or lower the volume.
5. If your instructor has the Camera and Voice Pod open, you can start your webcam so your classmates can see you. Go to the Menu Bar and click on the drop-down menu arrow to the right of the white webcam icon, and then click "Start My Webcam".
After you start your webcam, the webcam icon will turn green and your image will appear in the Camera and Voice Pod as a Preview. When you are ready to share your image with the Meeting Room, click the “Start Sharing” button.
Sometimes a slow Internet Connection can make it difficult for everyone to talk and hear each other clearly in the Meeting Room. If that happens, your instructor might decide to use the telephone for the workshop.
- If your instructor chooses to use the telephone for the audio conference, a window will appear that says, “Join Audio Conference” in the title bar.
The “Dial-out [Receive a call from the meeting]” option will be selected by default. Type in your phone number following the example, click the “Join” button, and then in a few seconds you will receive a phone call. A voice will ask you to press the number “1”, you will hear a tone, and then you will be in the Audio Conference. After that you can start talking to your instructor and other students.
After you have joined the Audio Conference, your microphone icon will become a green phone icon. Here is an image that shows the green phone icon.