Camera Controls in the virtual classroom are part of full set of tools to control experience in the virtual classroom. All of the participants can turn on/off their camera by using the button at the bottom of the screen.

Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Enabled Camera
Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Enabled Camera

By clicking the little triangle next to the camera icon, additional changes to camera settings can be set. Such as enabling or disabling the camera and switching between connected camera devices.

Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Camera settings
Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Camera settings

These settings are used to strictly turn your camera on or off and are different from the individual video settings.

Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Video settings
Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Video settings

Clicking on the Individual/Video mosaic button will either show or hide the video view (both individual and video-mosaic) rather than turn it on or off. As a participant you can hide or show the video view. However, the host can override the participants’ settings and turn the video view on or off for all the participants. Either way the participants can later show/hide the video view as needed.

Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Individual and Mosaic videos in the virtual classroom
Camera Controls in the virtual classroom: Individual and Mosaic videos in the virtual classroom

When the video connection is in progress, the little camera icon will become green, and if a user decides to hide the Individual/Participants video, the icon will be flashing to remind there is a working video connection in the background.

More information about the individual videos and mosaic  you can find in Individual video and Screen Share in the Virtual Classroom article.

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