ADOBE CONNECT

Adobe connect is a web conferencing application that allows users to host live, audio & video interactions with individuals or groups.  Connect does not require software installation on your machine, and can be used on desktops, mobile devices, and laptops.  Metro State faculty, students, and staff can utilize Adobe Connect with their StarID credentials through the login link provided below.   For questions or assistance, please submit a ticket for Minnesota State's web conferencing service through the ITS Service Desk Link provided below.

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ITS SERVICE DESK

Features:

Mobile Access - The Adobe Connect Mobile app is available on both iOS and Android, and allows users to host meetings from their phone or tablet.

Screen/Document Sharing - Users can share their desktop screen, specific windows or applications, or upload files for participants to download.  Hosts can also deploy rich-media (audio/video clips, games, PPT) during their presentations.

Persistent Rooms - Hosts can re-use the URLs for their rooms, and Connect will maintain content, notes, and layouts between sessions.

Content Library - Users can upload content to a central repository and access these folders from any Connect room.  These content folders can also be made available to other users in the organization, if desired.


FLIPGRID

Flipgrid is a service that allows instructors to create a series (or "grid") of discussion topics for students to engage and respond to, much like a message board.  The difference between this and a conventional message board, however, is that students respond to topics by creating short (90-second) videos that their instructor and fellow classmates can view and hear.  The service attempts to blend a classroom-style discussion with the best parts of social media, but in a controlled fashion.  With Flipgrid, all students in the environment have an equal voice, not just the ones who are most outgoing.

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TUTORIAL

Features:

Mobile Access - The Flipgrid app is available on both iOS and Android platforms, and can be used on both phones and tablets.

Integration With D2L - Flipgrid cards can be embedded in many different learning environments, including D2L Brightspace.

Ease-of-Use - Instructors can register themselves, create a topic, and share the link with students in just a few minutes.


VOICETHREAD

Voicethread is a media player that has discussion elements incorporated into it.  Instructors and/or students can upload multimedia objects (pictures, videos, presentations, documents), and others can record comments, engaging in a conversation about the topic.  Viewers can record audio, video, and/or text comments on the object, including whiteboard-style drawings.  When finished, they can review the recording and submit.  All comment submissions can be seen on both a sidebar as well as a timeline at the bottom of the screen.

REGISTRATION

TUTORIAL

Features:

Mobile Access - The Voicethread Mobile app is available on both iOS and Android platforms, and can be used on both phones and tablets.

Accessibility - Voicethread contains several functions to help make the product accessible to students, including screen reader compatibility, closed-captioning, and and input methods that keep an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning.

Integration With D2L - Voicethreads can be embedded in many different learning environments, including D2L Brightspace.