Adobe Connect Rules

The rules below have been customized to accommodate the features and terminology as it relates to Adobe Connect.

  1. Members and guests will sign into the meeting using a name clearly identifying the person, if possible. If the person is unable to do so, they may be ordered to provide their name in the chat pod. Those failing to do so may be barred or ejected from the meeting.

  2. Members and guests may join the meeting on any computer or smart device with an internet connection (via the Adobe Connect app). Members using desktop or laptop computers may use their computer microphones and speakers for audio connection, or may connect their audio through a smart device.

  3. Each member is responsible for his or her connection to the Internet and teleconference; no action will be invalidated on the grounds that the loss of, or poor quality of, a member’s individual connection prevented him or her from participating in the meeting, provided that at least a quorum of members was connected and adequately able to participate.

  4. The chair may cause or direct the temporary disconnection or muting of a member’s connection if it is causing undue interference with the electronic meeting. The chair’s decision to do so, which is subject to an undebatable appeal that can be made by any member, will be announced during the meeting and be recorded in the minutes.

  5. Recognition.

    1. To seek recognition by the chair, a member will cause his or her hand icon to be raised. Upon recognition of a member, the chair will cause the lowering of all “raise hand” icons.

    2. Another member who claims preference in recognition will promptly raise (or raise again) his or her hand icon, and the chair will recognize the member for the limited purpose of determining whether that member is entitled to preference in recognition. If the chair fails to recognize the member, he or she may get the attention of the chair through the chat window.

    3. A member who intends to make a motion that under the rules may interrupt a speaker shall cause the member’s “Disagree” icon to be raised. This icon shall not be used to indicate opposition.

  1. Chat pod.

    1. The use of the chat pod designated for everyone will be restricted during the meeting to purposes authorized by these rules, the chair, or the assembly
    2. A member intending to make a main motion, amendment, offer a nomination, or any other motion as directed by the chair, will, before or after being recognized, post such motion in writing to the chat pod designated for everyone.
  1. Voting.

    1. Any vote may be taken using the Adobe Connect polling feature or by a show of hands (using the raise hand feature) at the discretion of the presiding officer. Unless otherwise ordered by the assembly, such a vote shall be treated as a counted vote. Unanimous consent may also be used for approval of motions.

    2. A ballot vote will be taken as directed by the presiding officer.