Fixing webinar audio issues

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If you are logging in to the webinar on a laptop or desktop computer, we would recommend using Chrome as your web browser for the best audio experience.

If you experience audio or connection issues once the webinar starts, try the following measures:

  • make sure you have a good strong Wi-Fi signal for your device – i.e., try to be close to your router or wireless access point (this will be indicated by green bars in the top right corner of the screen). If your signal strength is weak (orange or red bars) minimise how many other devices are connected to the internet at the time of the webinar and close any other windows or apps that are running on your device.
  • test your speakers by clicking on the ‘SMT Webinar Room’ button at the top of the screen

If this does not resolve the issue, try the following options (relevant to your device)

When using a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:

  • refresh your browser page – click the circular arrow next to the web address at the top of the screen, or press Ctrl + R (for Windows devices) or Cmd + R (for Mac devices)
  • make sure your web browser is not blocking audio for the website
    – in Chrome: click the padlock in the address bar and if ‘Sound’ appears in the pop-up box then choose ‘Allow’ from the drop down menu;
    – in Safari: click Safari (top left of screen) then choose ‘Settings For This Website’. Click the dropdown menu next to Auto-play and choose ‘Allow All Auto-Play’. 
  • log out and log back into the webinar – close your browser tab by clicking on the ‘x’, then use the ‘Join’ button in your confirmation email to re-join the session (you may need to persist with this a few times as there can be issues that interfere with your connection as you join the session)

If none of this works, it is possible to download and install the Adobe Connect desktop application by clicking on the ‘Question Mark’ (?) icon in the top right corner of the webinar screen and following the instructions from the drop down menu.

If you have logged in via the Adobe Connect app on an iPad/tablet:

  • log out and log back into the webinar – close your app by double-clicking the home button, then swipe the Adobe Connect app to the top of the screen. Use the ‘Join’ button in your confirmation email to re-join the session (you may need to persist with this a few times as there can be issues that interfere with your connection as you join the session)
  • un-install and re-install the app – touch and hold the app and choose ‘delete’ from the options that appear, then use the links in your confirmation email to re-install the app and log back in (there may have been issues that corrupted the installation of the app)