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At a Glance

  • Synchronous online sessions with students
  • Instructors and students share and collaborate from their desktop computers
  • Host live class sessions, group work, and even virtual office hours online

Description/Overview

KU’s Desktop Conferencing service leverages Adobe Connect to allow KU faculty to host synchronous (live) online meetings from anywhere in the world. All meeting participants need is a standard web browser, Adobe Flash player software, and an Internet connection. Participants can also use a mobile device to connect to a room. A meeting can have from two participants to one hundred attendees with interchangeable roles.

Using Desktop Conferencing, you can conduct online meetings, virtual classes, and group collaboration where you can share a wide range of content, including webcams, microphones, text chat, presentation slides, live screen-sharing, application sharing, audio, video and text chat.

Getting Started

All KU Faculty, Staff and GTAs can create and manage Desktop Conferencing rooms.  Once a room is created, the host can send the URL of the room to anyone they would like to participate, including non-KU users.

Additional Resources

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Consulting Resources

KU IT Educational Technologists provide insight and expertise in helping you choose the most effective tools and resources to meet your teaching and technology needs and achieve your desired outcome. Please contact us at 864-2600 or ITEdTech@ku.edu.

The KU Center for Online and Distance Learning provides instructional design and course development services to help faculty with hybrid and online courses.  Contact them for an appointment to discuss your course project at 864-1000 or onlinelearning@ku.edu.

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