Adobe Connect Pro - Audio Options
VOIP (Voice-Over Internet Protocol) is free to use with a Connect Pro room. However, all participants will need a headset with attached microphone for this to work correctly. View this tutorial about setting up your USB headset/mic for use with Connect Pro.
- Meetings with a small number of participants (5 or less) that want to speak with each other.
- Meetings with a large number of participants but the speaker(s) are primarily presenting information. Questions can be handled in the chat pod and it isn't anticipated that there will be a lot of back-and-forth.
Telephone Conference Call
You can also have an audio-bridge (telephone conference call) built into your room. If you are recording your meeting, the audio bridge allows the teleconference audio to be integrated with your meeting room recording. There is a per-minute usage fee if you use the bridge. You must set up a separate account with the teleconference provider if you want this option. Contact ECTU (541-737-4177) for information on how to do this.
- High stakes meetings
- Meetings that will require all participants to participate heavily in a discussion
Universal Voice (combination VOIP and telephone bridge)
The current version of Connect Pro (8.2) allows some participants to use the audio bridge (phone) to speak back-and-forth and others to utilize VOIP. Audio will be two-way for all participants regardless of the method they choose to use. This significantly reduces the cost of meetings that would otherwise have had all participants on a phone line.
When using universal voice, the 'room' calls into the conference bridge and re-broadcasts the conference call audio to everyone in the room via VOIP.
- Meetings with a large number of participants - some of whom prefer to listen/chat/occasionally speak and others who expect to be heavily involved in a discussion.
For detailed instructions on using any of these options see this document:
How to use the Audio Options in Connect 8.2