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A collection of resources to support you in your planning and delivery of Live Online Classrooms. Although many of the posts refer explicitly to Adobe Connect, almost all of the underpinning principles can be applied 'cross platform'.
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How to better use the Adobe Connect features and do tweaks for your virtual events

How to better use the Adobe Connect features and do tweaks for your virtual events | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it
Below is a running list of tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Adobe Connect sessions. Hosts, presenters, and meeting attendees alike, can better their virtual meetings', events', and ...
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SOS! My Webinar is Imploding!

SOS! My Webinar is Imploding! | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it

Even the most detail-oriented and prepared webinar producer runs into emergencies from time to time.  The difference between saving the webinar during an emergency and watching the entire event implode completely is having a well thought out Emergency Plan.

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It's always worthwhile having a 'Plan B' or 'Disaster Plan' up your sleeve should anything go 'belly up'.

 

This post may serve as a useful reminder/checklist whilst you are planning your session....

 

... just in case!


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‘Anyone there? Hello? Hello? HELLO!’… Sound familiar?

‘Anyone there? Hello? Hello? HELLO!’… Sound familiar? | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it
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Some great ideas here on how you can create a more welcoming experience prior to your online classroom actually commencing. 

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Online meeting applications and extensions | Adobe Connect extensions

Online meeting applications and extensions | Adobe Connect extensions | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it

Adobe Connect video conferencing extensions add a new look and experience to your Video Conference"

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If you were impressed by how much 'out of the box' functionality came with Adobe Connect, you'll be even more amazed by these (mostly free) extensions that allow you to add a range of extra features.


My favourites at the moment are:


  • Podzilla
  • LoungePod
  • TwitterConnect
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Adobe Connect on Twitter

Adobe Connect on Twitter | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it
The latest from Adobe Connect (@AdobeConnect). Adobe Connect is a web conferencing solution for online meetings, eLearning, & webinars. Follow for the latest news & insights.
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For you Tweeters within the team (and even those that aren't) here's the official Adobe Connect Twitter account.


Many of the resources that are on this page have been curated via this Twitter account, so why not cut out the 'middle-man' and start following them?

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How to Use Your Voice Brilliantly in Online Sessions

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A recording of a webinar delivered by Mandy Randall-Gavin. Mandy discusses how to get the best out of your voice, and what to consider, when speaking online.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Webinars

10 Ways to Improve Your Webinars | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it
Making your Web conference engaging can be more challenging than it sounds.
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A simple list of actions to help you improve your online classrooms / webinars. I particularly liked the advice to 'stand up' and 'move around' during your sessions (something I like to do) as well as the reminder to include a 'call to action'.
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7 ways to engage learners in a virtual classroom

7 ways to engage learners in a virtual classroom | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it

A fantastic look at how you can maximise 'out of the box' functionality within Adobe Connect.

Craig Taylor's insight:

In this 'live' session you will get to see Adobe Connect used in a fashion that you may have not witnessed during our COLF programme.


Sure, the interaction types are the same, however the facilitator does a great job of using them in a different way to 'the norm' - even the way that she uses different layouts is intersting to see.

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14 creative ways to boost webinar registration and attendance rates

14 creative ways to boost webinar registration and attendance rates | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it

It is a rare webinar promoter who doesn’t wish that they could get more butts in seats......

Craig Taylor's insight:

I doubt that any of us are naive enough to think that just because we've undertaken the COLF programme that people will be flocking to our door to participate in any planned sessions. This blog post contains some excellent ideas as to boost registration for events and then the attendance itself...


... well worth a read!

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Adobe Connect on YouTube

Adobe Connect on YouTube | Online Classroom - Tips, Tricks 'n' Techniques | Scoop.it
The official YouTube channel for Adobe Connect.
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Here's the official Adobe Connect YouTube channel.


Please note that Adobe Connect is far more than just an online classroom tool so please bear this in mind when you are viewing these videos - it may be that you are looking at an aspect of the tool that we don't have!

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