Information about the live online classroom

The sychronous classroom we use is in Adobe Connect. Some tips for using Connect:

  • You will need a recent version of Flash installed. If you're not sure you have this, check with your IT support people in advance.
  • Before you enter the classroom for the first time, run the system check tool: http://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
  • Use headphones if at all possible, and ideally a microphone (either your computer's built-in mic, or a headset with mic)
  • Once you've confirmed that your computer is set up to run the classroom, go to: https://vlecture.brookes.ac.uk/tooc and type your name in the 'enter as guest' box.
  • We find it runs best in the Firefox web browser, so if you have any problems, try switching to Firefox if you can.
  • Once in the classroom click on Meeting at the top left of the screen and run the Audio Setup Wizard.

If you miss a webinar, you will be able to watch the recording afterwards.

You are welcome to use the room outside of our scheduled webinars, for example to work with your group in weeks 2 or 3, or to set up a study group to talk about the final assessment. One of the tutors will need to open the room for you so contact support@openbrookes.net to let us know what time you'll be using the room.

Find out about the main features of Adobe Connect by watching this short video:

Further Adobe Connect resources are available in our repository (RADAR).  These are open and freely available for you to use:

https://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/access/hierarchy.do?topic=7c9a22a6-880a-40eb-8cd7-abdee15cb73e&sort=rank&q=&dr=AFTER

Last modified: Monday, 29 February 2016, 10:55 AM