Adobe Connect is a web conferencing application that offers a way to bridge the physical and virtual classroom space by using real-time audio and video, chat tools, and application and file sharing.
Virtual meeting spaces can be used for lectures, discussions, tutoring, collaborative workspace, and for a variety of real-time, interactive activities. They can be held anywhere a computer and Internet access is available, and meetings can be recorded for asynchronous access or review.
St. Thomas uses Adobe's "Named Host" model. With this model, each account holder can host a meeting with up to 100 attendees. Hosts can create an unlimited number of meeting rooms, but only one room can be used at any one time, and rooms cannot be accessed unless the Host is present. Hosts must be individuals, and an account cannot be shared between more than one individual.