ADOBE CONNECT

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES

 

 

 Adobe Connect runs web app runs off three categories - Learning, Webinar & Meeting. All promising personalised, interactive and user friendly experiences.

ADOBE CONNECT 11 (NEW AND IMPROVED) DESIGN ETHOS

 

"Say hello to the new Adobe Connect, upgraded to modern, simple & fun!" 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES

 

 

Analysing Adobe Connects three categories - Learning, Meeting & Webinar. 

ANALYSIS OF ADOBE CONNECT 'LEARNING' FEATURES FROM APPLICATION WEBSITE INFORMATION PAGE

The website is broken into three sections, as mentioned above - Learning, Meeting and Webinar.

 

Each section has a dedicated page on Adobe Connects Website promising unique features for each section. Each quote prompts the viewer to either continue to scroll throughout the remaining features on website page or to select the 'plus' button below the quote.

 

Quote with 'plus' prompt button example below:

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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES

 

 

'Learning'

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MODERN METHODS (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- LMS Integrations

  *would need to download Adobe Captivate Prime LMS to utilise this feature.

- Breakouts (split main class room into smaller rooms)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Accessible Videos

- Accessible Documents

  *this pdf file would need to be provided by the instructor for this feature to work.

- Interactive Recordings

  *the instructor would need to create live links for this feature to work.

ENGAGED LEARNERS (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Layouts

- Interactive Content 

  *would need to download Adobe Captive & Adobe Presenter to utilise this feature.

- Topic Chats

- Multi-Dimensional Polls & Quizzes

- Drawing & Annotations

   *this illustration is misleading as it suggests a direct drawing on screen feature,   

   however Adobe Connect can only run on desktop application and not mobile /

   tablet. Unless your desktop or laptop has a touch screen this feature may not work.

-  Actions & Requests 

   *this illustration suggests the application is available on mobile or tablet which it is

    not.

- Engagement Dashboard 

  *this illustration suggests the application is available on mobile or tablet which it is

  not.

- Customised Apps 

INSTRUCTIONAL CONTROLS (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Least Privilage Principle

- Moderated Chats 

  *this illustration suggests the application is

   available on mobile or tablet which it is

   not.

- Asynchronous Browse 

  *this feature benefits the learner and not the instructor.

- Final image has no explanation for what it is for.

BEST PRACTIVE FOR ALL (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Persistence

- Templates

 

UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES

 

 

'Webinar'

LASTING IMPRESSIONS (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Pods

  *would need to download additional 

   apps from library to avail of this feature

- Layouts

- Moderated Chat (Q & A)   

  *would need an additional person to 

  manage this feature during presentation

- Prepare Mode

  *would need an additional person to 

  manage this feature during presentation

- Host & Presenter Area

  *backstage feature for multiple hosts

- Engagement Dashboard

  *engagement stats. great feature for 

  after webinar or additional person,

  however this feature may be distracting

  during webinar.

BETTER BRANDING (no pop up)

- No examples or information displaying personalised background, wallpapers and branding features.

BEYOND BARRIERS (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Ease of Access (browser, mobile)

  *there is currently no app for mobile or

  tablet, however, the website application

  can be used on mobile and tablets

  browser. This illustration suggests that

  there is an app available for these

  platforms. Design wise, desktop browser

  will look very small on mobile and may be

  difficult to view. This theory will be tested

  in later research.

- Interactive on-demand Recordings

- Persistence

- Templates

- Accessibility Features

  *this illustration suggests the application is

   available on mobile or tablet which it is

   not.

ALL YOU NEED (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Event Catalogue & Microsites

  *news feed feature for viewer. Area to

  advertise and prompt future webinars.

-Email Promotion, Confirmation & Reminders

- Campaign & Lead Source Tracking

- Customised Exports

  *feature to export data

- Event Analytics

 

UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES

 

 

'Meeting'

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REAL-TIME INFORMATION (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Persistence

- Interactive on-demand recordings

- Secure Access

PERSONALISATION & ENGAGEMENT (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Pods

  *this illustration suggests the application is

   available on mobile or tablet which it is

   not. This feature may not work on mobile

   as it is difficult to navigate through

   browser on a small devise. This theory will

   be tested.

- Layouts

- Interactive Content

- Login Customisation

- Breakouts

  *there is a type error here - "Split your classroom". This is the meeting category and not learning. It seems to be copied and paste from learning category and not reworked for Meeting Category. 

- Remote Desktop Access

FRICTIONLESS ACCESS (prompted pop up)

FEATURES:

- Ease of Access - (browsers, mobile)

  *this illustration suggests the application is

   available on mobile or tablet which it is

   not. This feature may not work on mobile

   as it is difficult to navigate through

   browser on a small devise. This theory will

   be tested.

- Content Library

- Meeting Analytics & System Used

ANALYSING THE FEATURES

 

 

Learning ​      -          Webinar        -         Meeting

 

 Investigating a cross over between category features on Adobe Connect.

LEARNING

Total of 5 sections

with 20 features

WEBINAR

Total of 4 sections

with 16 features

MEETING

Total of 3 sections

with 13 Features

Why are these 2 features carried out on all 3 categories?

What Methods can I use to explore these features?

ONLINE REVIEWS

Adobe Connect Application receives a 1.4 star rating on the apple app store. This may be due to the app having to be used in a browser window rather than being accessible for table and mobile. Below are samples of the reviews that app has received - https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/adobe-connect/id430437503#see-all/reviews

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