Since January 2010, faculty and staff across Ohio State have been evaluating webinar applications under a multi-phase pilot project run from the Learning Technology group in the Office of the CIO. The pilot was officially concluded in April 2012. Representatives from eight colleges and other units recommended to OCIO Senior Leaders that OCIO offer a university-wide webinar service based on Adobe Connect. We are waiting to hear about the funding necessary to make this recommendation a reality.
In the meantime, the Adobe Connect licenses that have been used for the pilot remain available at least through Summer 2012.
Faculty and staff members (including paid graduate students) may use Connect for university purposes. For more information or to request accounts, go to http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/services/connect-pilot/ or send email to email@example.com.
Our intent is to have the full webinar service available this fall; a timeline cannot yet be established. Plans for the transition from the pilot licenses to the OSU-hosted setup will include as smooth a path as possible for courses or projects that need to move from the old virtual location to the new one.