Inside a Meeting Room
Content in a meeting room is displayed in pods, which are panels that contain various types of media. Individual pods contain a list of those attending the meeting, notes, chat, files, and video. A host can send attendees from the main meeting room to breakout rooms (smaller submeetings) to collaborate as a small group.
A second display area, the Presenter Only area, is visible to hosts and presenters, not attendees. Hosts and presenters can use the Presenter Only area to prepare content to be shared with attendees or to view confidential content.
To display the Presenter Only area, choose Meeting > Enable Presenter Only Area.
The menu bar contains several menus: a host sees the Meeting, Layouts, Pods, Audio, and Help menus; a presenter or participant sees only the Meeting and Help menus. At the far right edge of the menu bar, the colored bar indicates the connection status of the meeting room. Messages and warnings also appear in this corner. A red circle in the menu bar indicates that the host is recording the meeting. The Secure Sockets Lock indicates that the meeting is connected over a secure socket (verifying the host server’s identity)
Meeting options will differ, depending on your role in the Adobe Connect meeting. The following menu bar is visible for users with a host role:
The following menu bar is visible for users with a participant role:
The following video from Adobe TV includes a full overview of the Adobe Connect interface and addresses user roles that will be covered later on this page:
Meeting Roles & Permissions
Your role determines your capabilities for sharing, broadcasting, and other activities in an Adobe Connect meeting. There are three roles for meeting room attendees: host, presenter, and participant. Icons in the Attendees pod lets you identify the role and if they are connecting from mobile devices.
The creator of a meeting is designated as the host by default. The host can specify each attendee’s role, including selecting other attendees to be hosts for the meeting. Permissions for each role are as follows:
Hosts can set up a meeting, invite guests, add content to the library, share content, and add or edit layouts in a meeting room. They can promote other participants to the role of meeting room host or presenter, or give enhanced permissions to a participant without promoting the participant. Hosts can start, stop, join, and leave audio conferences. They can also start and stop broadcasting audio into a meeting room. Hosts are able to create and manage small group breakout rooms within a meeting. They can also perform all the tasks that a presenter or participant can.
Presenters can share content already loaded into the meeting room from the library and share content from their computer, including Adobe® Presenter presentations (PPT or PPTX files), Flash® application files (SWF files), images (JPEG files), Adobe PDF files, MP3 files, and FLV files. They can share their screen with all attendees, chat, and broadcast live audio and video. Presenters can mute and unmute audio broadcasts on their computers.
Registered participants can view the content that the presenter is sharing, hear and see the presenter’s audio and video broadcast, and use text chat. Participants can mute and unmute audio broadcasts on their computers
Guest participants can view the content that the presenter is sharing, hear and see the presenter’s audio and video broadcast, and use text chat. Participants can mute and unmute audio broadcasts on their computers.
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