Loyola University Maryland

Office of Educational Technology

Adobe Connect

Important note: starting on January 1, 2018, Loyola University will be phasing out Adobe Connect, in favor of our new virtual classroom tool, Zoom. You can sign up for a limited free account, but for the fall semester, we will still be using Adobe Connect.

Adobe Connect is Loyola’s virtual classroom headquarters. Use Adobe Connect to hold synchronous, remote class sessions with students. When you create a classroom, think about a meeting room like a physical classroom. You can bring in your class materials to your virtual course and they will stay present in the course for the duration of the semester. Instructors who want to use Connect first need to request a instructor access so you can create and manage meetings.

We recommend taking a training course if you are unfamiliar with Connect or hosting web meetings. To begin, just go to adobe.loyola.edu and login with your Loyola credentials. As an instructor, you have the ability to create meetings and add files to a content library. Adobe Connect face-to-face training will posted on the Technology Training Center calendar, when available.


Here are some tutorial courses to help you get started:

For more support:

System Requirements

Loyola is currently using Adobe Connect 9.3. It requires an Internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later. The web-based platform supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris; as well as the most widely used browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

A webcam and microphone are also strongly recommended for hosting a meeting. For more information, visit Adobe Connect 9 Tech Specs:

Adobe Systems has created a tool to test a computer for compatibility with Adobe Connect. To begin this process, visit Test Meeting Connection:

Adobe Connect also requires an Add-in for meeting hosts. The Test Meeting Connection will verify installation. To download manually, visit Adobe Connect Updates: