ALL London branch   


Last update: 14/09/2014


We have a regular programme of Webinars, hosted in our Adobe Connect room for which we pay an annual subscription.

See our diary for details of speakers, dates and times and our Events-News log for links to further information and recordings.

List of recordings available (most recent on top)

John Connor: Languages- It's a Guy Thing'

Joe Dale: Using iPADs in th eclassroom

John Connor: Using Song 


 Download the following info as a word doc here.

 What is a Webinar Room?

This is ‘virtual meeting’ room (see the screenshot below – kindly taken by our very own Joe Dale !!) which could be used for a variety of purposes e.g. networking, discussion, sharing good practice.     

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

get a quick overview here: and see how to attend a meeting in a short video here:   (1 minute 30 seconds)


 What is the link to the Webinar Room?

 Do I need to install software?
Meeting participants are only required to have Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later installed (already on most desktops and laptops).  If you can view YouTube videos, it is likely that you already have it installed.  If not, you will be prompted to install it.

How do I enter?

Please click on 'Enter as a Guest'. Simply type your full name (not a pseudo) and your city, for example 'John Smith (Oxford)'. All meetings are recorded.  Please do not enter the room if you do not wish your name or comments to be recorded.  Sometimes there is a message 'The meeting was opened in the Adobe® Connect™ Add-in.', the meeting  'window' is reduced to the tool tray and you have to click on it to maximise.  Do not click on the link 'open a new meeting room window' or you will be in the room twice and you will get an echo.



Can I ask questions and interact with the speaker and other participants?
TEXT You can always type your questions and comments in the text chat. Moderators are at hand to make sure your questions and your comments are forwarded to the guest speakers in real-time. If you want to speak in private, you can use private text chat.



ICONS You may be asked to show a response by using the 'status' menu (the icon 'raising a hand' to the right of the webcam icon.  Remember to 'unclick it afterwards.

 AUDIO AND VIDEO are only used by presenters and host.  (See notes at the end)

 Do I need a microphone or a webcam to attend?
No. To listen to the guest speakers, you can use loud speakers or a headset.

Can I attend the web conference via mobile device?
Yes, Adobe Connect provides a mobile app for iPod, iPad and Android devices.


All YOU need in order to take part is

a computer,
an Internet Browser, (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox but NOT Google Chrome if you are a presenter)


What are the system requirements for Adobe Connect?
Adobe Connect is a flash based solution and requires Flash player 10.1 or later. To ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured for Adobe Connect, go to this
system and connection test. Broadband Internet connection is required. You can test your connection speed with the following tool You need a minimum of 1 Mbps download to attend the webinar. You also need speakers / headphones. No microphone is required to attend the sessions unless you wish to talk.

 Attending a meeting

(1 minute 30 seconds)  

You can see an account of ALL London's first official webinar delivered by John Connor here and a link to see a replay:  




Etiquette for use of the chat pod during ‘Presentations’

When people are presenting, please feel free to make relevant comments e.g. encouraging / agreeing / confirming / providing extra information.

 If you have questions, please write a capital ‘Q’ in the chat before your question.  If you have a comment, please precede it with a capital ‘C’ before the comment.  This is an efficient way of collecting them so that the presenter can look at them after the presentation, and avoids the need to repeat.

 Wherever possible please try not to start a separate conversation / strand, as this can be distracting for the presenter and the other participants.  You can use ‘private chat’ to address comments to individuals or ‘park’ your question in the Q/A pod.

 Please do not assume that the presenter will be looking at the chat and please do not be offended if you seem to be ignored ‘during’ the chat.  In order to help them keep their ‘flow’ and keep to time, presenters will often choose to carry on the presentation and answer questions afterwards, especially if they are new to this format of presentation.  Thanks for your understanding and please feel free to make further suggestions to us!  This is a new venture!


 Test your connection:

 AUDIO If you want to speak, you ideally need an integrated headset (a microphone attached to the headset) as this is the most reliable way of ensuring that there is no ‘echoing’ to other participants.  You then need to check that all is working (go to Meeting / Audio Setup Wizard at the top and follow the steps.  Then you including setting camera and microphone access to 'allow'


The meeting organiser has to 'allow' participants' to use audio,  then you can connect the audio - click the microphone symbol at the top and select 'connect My Audio'






 VIDEO   If you want to show us your face, you need a webcam. The meeting organiser has to allow participants to use video


Click the symbol which represents a webcam to the right of the microphone, and select 'start my webcam'.  You will then see a preview, then 'start sharing'


Otherwise you can also just sit back and ‘watch’ with no pressure at all!