Table of content of Virtual Classroom Functional Windows:

      1. Virtual Classroom’s Functional Tabs
      2. Individual Video 
      3. Video Mosaic
      4. Screen Share
      5. Media Player
      6. File Library
      7. Chat
      8. Personal Notes
      9. Camera Controls
      10. Sound Controls

1. Virtual Classroom’s Functional Tabs

The Virtual Classroom’s Functional Tabs are located on the right side as well as at the bottom of the screen. The ones on the right side resemble grey boxes, and each of them can be clicked in order to be expanded into a new flying box.

The flying boxes in the virtual classroom
located on the right-hand side

 

The Functional Tabs in the virtual classroom
located at the bottom of the screen

 

Maximize or minimize the Functional Tabs, and also resize them if needed by selecting the resize button.

Move the flying boxes by clicking on the grey field at the top and dragging it, enter a full size view, and resize it by clicking on the down-right corner and dragging it.

Virtual Classroom Chat
You can minimize, maximize, and resize them if desired

2. Individual Video

The Individual Video is a single video box, separated from the video mosaic. By default, the host will appear in the Individual Video, but they can also choose a particular participant to be shown in it from the drop down menu.

Individual video and Screen Share in the Virtual Classroom: Individual Video in Groups
Individual video and Screen Share in the Virtual Classroom: Individual Video in Groups

 

 

You can find more detailed information on how the Individual Video works by checking Individual video and Screen Share in the Virtual Classroom article.

 

3. Video Mosaic

In case there are more than two participants in the room, the Video Mosaic starts automatically. By default, it is turned on for everyone, but the host. Also, the host is the only one that can add or remove participants from the Video Mosaic.

You can find more detailed information on how the Video Mosaic works by checking Individual video and Screen Share in the Virtual Classroom article.

 

4. Screen Share

Any participant can request to share their screen (using the tap at the bottom menu), and this will result in a notification for the host. On the other hand, the host can request a particular participant to share their screen. 

In every breakout room (group) there could be a different screen share set by the host. Also, there is a possibility two screen shares to be active at the same time – the host’s and one of the participants’.

 

Double Screen Sharing

 

You can find more detailed information about how the Screen Share works by checking Individual video and Screen Share in the Virtual Classroom article.

5. Media Player

Using the Media Player you will be able to share videos from YouTube (YouTube links only), or play any uploaded video and audio files directly from your computer.

The Media player allows you to share media directly from youtube
The Media player allows you to play videos straight from YouTube

 

You can find more detailed information about how the Media Player works by checking Media player in the virtual classroom article.

 

6. File Library

The host of the room can upload files during or before the beginning of the session. This can be done by choosing files directly from your computer, from the File Library (if they were uploaded before the session), or from your Google Drive account.

 

Once uploaded, the files need to be imported on the whiteboard. To do this or to load them in the Media Player, select the file you wish to import and press the “+”/ “play” button (for video and audio files) in the Uploaded Files box.

You can find more detailed information on how the File Library works by checking Virtual Classroom File Library article.

 

7. Chat

Participants can chat with each other in personal, group, or global (for the virtual room) chat. By default, you are in the Group Main chat. The Admins will be able to see any chat conversations when they are reviewing the video recordings of the sessions.

Chat drop down menu notifications
The drop down menu in the chat will blink to notify you that there is a new message received

 

8. Personal Notes

Every participant has a Personal Notes tool where they can take text notes during the session, and later export those notes as an html file. No one can read them, except you.

 

The personal notes allow you to take notes during the lesson as they're private and only for you to see
The personal notes allow you to take notes during the lesson

 

9. Camera Controls

All of the participants can turn on/off their camera by using the button at the bottom of the screen. By clicking the little triangle next to the camera icon, additional changes to camera settings can be set. Read more about Camera Controls in the virtual classroom

Camera Controls

10. Sound Controls

All of the participants can turn on/off their microphone by using the button at the bottom of the screen. By clicking the little triangle next to the microphone icon, additional changes to sound settings can be set.

You can find more detailed information regarding the Sound Controls by checking Sound Controls in the virtual classroom article.

 

 

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