Web Conferencing with Adobe Connect

Please take note of the information provided by our DFN colleagues for current reasons: 


Free service for members of the German Research Network (DFN)

Have you ever thought how convenient it would be to hold research meetings online? Or is it tempting you to discuss topics and develop concepts in a virtual classroom?

As part of the membership of Heidelberg University in the German Research Network (DFN), you may use the web conferencing system of Adobe Connect free of charge for research and teaching purposes. You can plan and conduct events with up to 200 participants.

Participation and technical requirements

Further information on participation and technical requirements:

You may need to allow a temporary certificate for this.

Introductory video (only in German)

The following presentation (AdobeConnect video recording from January 20, 2016, approx. 22 minutes) shows the possibilities of Adobe Connect:

AC-Video 2016 Screenshot

Documentation for lecturers/teachers & tips

A detailed documentation prepared by us, which also gives you tips on how to run and design a web conference, is available here: "Webkonferenzen mit Adobe Connect - Dokumentation für Lehrende (PDF)".
You may refer your participants to the following preliminary information (PDF German / English).

Are you interested in using Adobe Connect on smartphones and tablets? Our test overview of the "Mobile Apps" for iOS and Android can be found here (PDF).

Further suggestions on the methodological use of pods and teaching / learning scenarios can be found in the wiki of the Adobe Connect DACH User Group Research & Teaching: http://wiki.fernuni-hagen.de/dachadobeconnect/

Further links of the DFN can be found here here.

If you are interested in (even short-term) training on Adobe Connect, please contact the E-Learnig Center.

Scenarios for Adobe Connect

  • Online Master Degree Programs / Blended Learning Degree Programs (Lectures, Seminars, Learning Group Meetings etc.)
  • Inter-university courses
  • International courses
  • Seminars with external speakers
  • Seminars that work with a lot of digital material
  • Counseling
  • Research meetings / working group meetings
  • ...


News about Adobe Connect

In our blog, we regularly report on interesting things about Adobe Connect: http://elearning.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/category/adobe-connect/

Contact (advice, training, suggestions)

Ingrid Dethloff, Phone 06221- 54 20055


Responsible: E-Learning-Center
Latest Revision: 2020-04-29
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