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Web Conferencing

Tc supports two tools for Web Conferencing  BigBlueButton & Adobe Connect


BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system integrated with Moodle. It enables instructors and students to share documents (PDFs and any office document), webcams, chat, audio and desktops . The recordings can be made available in a Moodle section, easy for students to find and playback.

To add BigBlueButton to your Moodle course follow the BBB online help If you need a basic and easy conferencing tool that accommodates less than 25 people, and you prefer your conferences to be part of your Moodle environment, Big Blue Button is the right choice for you.. 

Adobe Connect 

Adobe Connect  is a robust and more sophisticated web conferencing tool.  It allows synchronous virtual classes and meetings to operate using streaming audio and video, shared presentations (e.g. PowerPoint), and collaboration . Each session can also be expanded to include break-out rooms for additional learning and project development, 

If you are interested in hosting a web conferencing event with Adobe Connect, you will need to get a host account from Academic Computing. Please contact acs@tc.columbia.edu to see if you are eligible. If you just need to participate in a web conferencing session no account is needed, unless stated otherwise by your instructor or host and you will be able to log in as guest by clicking on the link that will be sent to you over email.

For further information please consult the Adobe Connect guidelines and visit the Adobe Connect Online Help
For technical support contact  acs@tc.columbia.edu ,

For both 
BigBlueButton & Adobe Connect training, please contact your department Tech-Fellow  or send an email to techfellowhelp@tc.columbia.edu  ( Faculty only) 
Students please contact the student helpdesk at studenthelpdesk@tc.columbia.edu

Subpages (1): Adobe Connect Guidelines