Online Events at the Perry Center

The Perry Center Conducts online meetings, webinars, and Hemispheric Forums primarily through AdobeConnect, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Vimeo/Livestream. Please follow the directions below if you have been invited to an online event we are hosting:

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL PERRY CENTER ONLINE EVENTS

  • Properly identify yourself when prompted for your name upon entering the meeting. Please include your first and last name, as well as your country.
  • Depending on the meeting's format, camera and microphone access for guests may be disabled upon entry into the meeting room.
  • When possible, please try to connect ahead of time. Meeting rooms are generally open 15-30 minutes prior to the listed start date.
    • Arriving early will allow you to test your connectivity and resolve any last minute technical difficulties.
    • Space may be limited. Arriving early will help you secure your spot
  • Audio and video quality in online meetings is largely dependent on your data bandwidth. Generally speaking, devices using cellular data often perform worse compared to their counterparts connected to a traditional wired or wireless network. Likewise, connections to a wireless network with a lot of active users may also degrade your quality.
  • Webinars hosted by the Perry Center are usually recorded. If you are unable to attend a live webinar, a recording is usually posted on our web site within 24 to 48 hours.



LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS (click on the + below to open the individual items)

FOR DESKTOPS AND LAPTOPS:

  1. Check the system requirements on the table, as you might need to update your computer's operating system or browser.
  2. In your browser, enter the link provided in the invitation. (link should appear as http://globalnet.adobeconnect.com/XXXX)
    • Click on the Guest tab and identify yourself using your first and last name, as well as your country. Click on the Enter Room button.
    • If the Adobe Connect plugin is not installed, the browser will prompt you to download and install the application; if it is already installed, your browser may prompt you to open the Adobe Connect application.
    • You may be placed in a waiting room until the host is ready to start the meeting.
  3. You may test your connection to Adobe Connect at any time by visiting https://globalnet.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm


FOR MOBILE DEVICES:

  1. Check the system requirements on the table, as you might need to update your device's operating system.
  2. Download and install the Adobe Connect App
  3. Open the Adobe Connect App and enter the link provided in the invitation. (link should appear as http://globalnet.adobeconnect.com/XXXX)
  4. Select the Guest option and and identify yourself using your first and last name, as well as your country. Click on the Enter button.
    • You may be placed in a waiting room until the host is ready to start the meeting.

Computer Browser Computer Operating Systems Mobile Operating Systems
 Google Chrome 70+  Windows 7+, macOS 10.13+ iOS 8.1.2+
Android 4.4+
 Mozilla Firefox 65+  Windows 7+, macOS 10.13+
 Safari  macOS 10.13+
 Microsoft Edge (Chromium) 79+  Windows 7+, macOS 10.13+
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 11  Windows 7+

Meetings hosted on the Adobe Connect platform are accessed via an application on mobile devices. On laptops and desktop computers, Adobe Connect is accessed via a browser and an application. The table above shows the browser/operating system combinations with the areas of strongest support.

FOR ALL PLATFORMS (LAPTOP, DESKTOP, MOBILE):

  1. Check the system requirements on the table, as you might need to update your browser.
  2. Using one of the supported browsers, open the link provided in the invitation. (link should appear as https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/XXXX)
  3. Identify yourself using your first and last name, as well as your country.
  4. Prior to entering the meeting, you will be prompted to test your webcam and microphone. If you are having difficulties, online help is available (English only).

Computer/Mobile Browser Computer Operating Systems Mobile Operating Systems
 Google Chrome 75+  Windows 10, macOS 10.14+  Android 9+
 Mozilla Firefox  Windows 10, macOS 10.14+  Not Supported
 Safari  macOS 10.14+  iOS 12+
 Microsoft Edge (Chromium)  Windows 10, macOS 10.12+  Android 4.4+, iOS 11+

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra only supports the two most recent versions of browsers. The table above shows the browser/operating system combinations with the areas of strongest support. Microsoft Internet Explorer (all versions) and Windows 7 are no longer officially supported. This list is constantly changing.  Please visit Blackboard Support for the most recent information.


FOR ALL PLATFORMS (LAPTOP, DESKTOP, MOBILE):

  1. Check the system requirements on the table, as you might need to update your browser.
  2. Using one of the supported browsers, open the link provided in the invitation. (link should appear as https://livestream.com/perrycenter/XXXX)
  3. Identify yourself using your first and last name, as well as your country.

Computer Browser Computer Operating Systems Mobile Browsers
 Google Chrome 45+  Windows 7+, macOS 10.6+ Chrome 45+
Safari 10+
 Mozilla Firefox 49+  Windows 7+, macOS 10.6+
 Safari 10+  macOS 10.6+
 Microsoft Edge 15+  Windows 7+, macOS 10.13+

Currently, browsers on Smart TVs are not supported at this time. Vimeo/Livestream recommends a connection speed of at least 5-10mbps. You can test your connection at http://www.speedtest.net