Adobe Connect Licence Expiration – 13 July 2016.

A message from Rebecca Dearden (SDDU) regarding the old Adobe Connect web conferencing system and any recording that users might still have on the system. With the university investing in university-wide licence of Blackboard Collaborate the current licence for Adobe connect will not be renewed and so come to an end on the 13th of July. Any recording that individuals have on the Connect system need to download them before this date.

The last post on this page says how to download the recording as a ZIP.

Message from Rebecca (inc training dates):

Dear Colleagues,

We are contacting you as someone we have on our database as a current licence holder or user of Adobe Connect as an interactive classroom solution.

We wrote to you in September 2015 advising that the University has invested in Blackboard Collaborate as an institutional web-conferencing tool and that Adobe Connect will continue to be available to current users until the end of the current licence on 13 July 2016.

Collaborate is now available to use through all module and organisations in the VLE.   It will also be available as a stand-alone web service from 8 June 2016 supported by IT.

To support transition to the new platform we are offering the following support:

Quick guides for Collaborate use:

To support your use in the VLE the VLES has produced some staff guidance on the use of Collaborate in the VLE

To access and use Collaborate as a stand-alone web service, IT guidance will be available on shortly.

Online Resources

You are enrolled on a training organisation in the VLE (Collaborate Training) with information and support for your use of Blackboard Collaborate, including detailed guides as to use.

Online and Face to Face Training.

SDDU is running training sessions on use of Blackboard Collaborate in May, June and July as follows and detailed on the attached flier:

Title: First Steps with Blackboard Collaborate – Online Session
<Course Link>

Date & Time:  Monday, May 16, 2016, 10:00 to 10:30 Additional dates:  / Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 11:00 to 11:30/Thursday, June 23, 2016, 15:00 to 15:30/ Tuesday 5 July 11:30 to 12:00/Wednesday 13 July 15:00-15:30/ Thursday 21 July 12:30-13:00.

Content: . To introduce University staff to the Blackboard Collaborate Online Learning Environment and explore the various interactive tools which can support and engage your online participants.

Title: Plan and Moderate Online Events with Blackboard Collaborate
<Course Link>

Date & Time: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 13:30 to 15:30  or Monday, June 06, 2016, 13:30 to 15:30  or  Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 09:30 to 11:30/ Wednesday 22 June 2016 14:30 to 16:30/Wednesday 6 July 14:00-16:00/Tuesday 12 July 9:30-11:30.

Content:  The aim of this two hour session is to provide a general overview of how University staff can plan and deliver online events with Blackboard Collaborate effectively. The focus will be on setting up and moderating an online event and exploring the various interactive tools educators can potentially use to enhance student engagement and learning. Best practice and uses of Collaborate will be discussed during the session.

Title: Drop-in Online Sessions: Blackboard Collaborate – Online Session
<Course Link>

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 18 12:00-13:00 or Tuesday May 24, 12:00-13:00/ Thursday June 16 12:00-13:00/ Tuesday June 21 12:00-13:00/ Wednesday July 6 12:00-13:00/ Tuesday July 19 12:00-13:00.

This is a Q&A opportunity for staff to ask specific questions about Collaborate.

We would appreciate your feedback on all aspects of Collaborate as you use it to support wider roll out across the University and the transition from Adobe Connect.

Please do contact us with any questions regarding the transition,


Best wishes,

Rebecca Dearden, SDDU Learning and Teaching Team, Michael Thomas, the VLES, Marcus Glen, IT.

Rebecca Dearden BA MA SFHEA FSEDA

Senior Academic Staff Development Officer Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU) Baines Wing University of Leeds Leeds


Tel: 0113 3431464



Twitter: @RDeardenLeeds



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