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Adobe Connect is a web-based product that allows meetings and trainings to occur while participants may be miles away from each other. Another benefit of this product is that sessions may be recorded for later use for other interested parties or if you maintain the link you may go back into the product and review segments of the training to reinforce content or refresh your memory. The links that follow are a series of trainings conducted through this product to assist individuals in the various topics listed. All you need to do is either click on the link and it will take you to the recording for that specific topic, or copy and paste the link into your browser.
Since this is a new format for training, here are some features to be aware of:
You can listen to the audio portion through your computer if it has a speaker. If you are listening in a common area, you may want to get ear phones or ear buds, plug them into your computer and listen without disturbing others. Make sure your computer speakers are not on Mute.
The sessions may be paused or stopped at any time. Below the video you will find a navigation bar that allows you to Forward, Stop or Pause the recording. This picture shows these features and where they are located:
If you need to stop viewing, note the amount of time that has lapsed and you can go back into the recording, use the forward button and begin where you left off.
You may find a delay in the rate at which the audio is able to play. If you are not hearing any audio, use the slider to go backward in the presentation and try playing again.
After viewing a session once, if you keep the link it is available to you at any time for a refresher or memory boost.
In some of the trainings, files and web addresses are shared. You may click on the file to download it to your computer (you may choose where you want to save it) or click on the web link to take you to the web page.
In order to get a better picture of the recording, there is a button that says Full Screen, click on this to enlarge the content area. This will also get rid of the participant list. You can get out of this view by again clicking on Full Screen.
Current Technology Trainings available through an Adobe Connect recording:
This training concentrates on the differences between Office 2010 and the earlier versions of MS Office. Information on navigating the ribbon, using the Back Stage view and new features of both Word 2010 and Excel 2010 are highlighted.
Link: URL for Viewing http://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/p6w60lf0wra/
This training covers the commonly used features of Word, including formatting, creating lengthy documents and business letters. Use of the ribbon, locations of frequently used commands and creating styles is shown.
URL for Viewing: http://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/p3wrgh7j7zv/
This training is focused on the use of the Outlook program for organizing, sorting and working with the calendar. Covered content includes: color coding email, archiving email, creating folders for better organization and checking schedules and room availability to send meeting notifications. Special thank you to Amanda O'Leary for teaching the course.
URL for Viewing: http://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/p3qdrg2j4xg/
Use of the PowerPoint program to enhance presentations is taught in this recording. Topics include: formatting and designing slides, use of the view features, inserting graphics/clip art and use of animations and transitions to add visual effects to your programs.
URL for Viewing: http://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/p4k5ojirgp3/
Coming soon: Excel 2010