Search our wiki pages by keyword
Quick tour around the Virtual Classroom
Trainer and students see exactly the same classroom (also see our Quick Tour video). However, the trainers has a number of extra buttons to manage the training.
(image of room with students in webcam bar)
(tutorial video QUICK TOUR)
Using your mouse (computers) or fingers (tablet, mobile phone) you can look around in the 360˚ classroom. You can focus on the different screens and also zoom-in/out on different areas.
We always advise the trainer, when starting a session, to give a little tour around the classroom, as for most students this will be their first time, it makes everybody feel more at ease and then they understand the possibilities of this new environment.
2. Classroom buttons
Students can talk with their teacher or use the Chatbox to ask questions. All students are ‘live’ in the classroom: please click the ‘Students’ button and the Webcam bar will popup showing all participants.
When a student uses the Virtual Classroom on his/her mobile, the options are slightly limited due to the smaller size of the screen. The student can follow the sessions without any problem, however functions such as (among others) the Chatbox and ShareScreen are not possible.
Also, the Webcam Bar with all the other students is not shown as there is not enough space on the screen
3. Webcam Bar
To see your fellow students, please click the Webcam Bar button. Their webcam streams are projected in the Webcam Bar.
Each student can mute audio and disable the webcam. We recommend keeping the audio muted whilst in the Classroom as background noise (from many students) will disturb the sound quality of the session. Only when a student wants to speak, he/she should unmute her audio
The trainer can mute each student or disable video when required.
4. Extra trainer buttons
The trainers has quite a few extra buttons to manage the Session. In the Navigation Bar, at the bottom of the screen, there are four extra buttons. Furthermore, a number of buttons have been added top right of the screen.
In the Navigation Bar, the most important one is the Slideshow button. The pre-made Slideshow will be visible in a special Bar. It can be operated with only one click, so the trainer can give all his attention to his students.
Other buttons available are the ‘Marker’ button (to highlight things on the screen with a marker), ‘Look-at’ button (to direct everybody’s attention to the same point), the Share-screen button and the Close Classroom button.
The buttons on the top-right of the screen will be explained in this article: Secondary Navigation
5. Trainer slideshow bar
The pre-made slideshow is as easy to operate as a Powerpoint presentation. Only 1 or 2 clicks with your mouse or arrow key will bring you to the next slide or popup panel.
6. Host function added
Recently we added this new feature: a Host who can help the trainer to manage the session.
During a training session, the Trainer should have full attention for the training and the interaction with the students. This is a high workload situation.
Also there are less (Virtual Classroom) experienced Trainers and Presenters.
In these cases, we recommended adding a Host to the session. The Trainer focusses on the giving the training, the host is managing all other things.
This improves the quality of the Session in many ways. More about the Host is explained in this article.
(image HOST FUNCTION)
If you have any questions about this topic or you need any other type of support, please contact our Support Team.