Virtual classroom observers

The observer’s role gives you the opportunity to monitor a virtual classroom session.  You can join the session without other participants seeing you and you will not be able to use any of the functionalities in the room.

What can an observer do?

  • Be present in the session without being seen by others
  • See who the participants in the session are (names)
  • See and hear other participants
  • Check what has been written in the chat
  • Go to all of the groups/breakout rooms (if there are any)
  • See what has been uploaded in the File Library and download files from there
  • Watch video/audio files played in the Media Player

 

How to enter the room as an observer?

There are two options for an observer to enter the room.

NOTE: As an observer, you can even enter rooms that have been locked by the host.

  1. To be invited by the teacher/host of the virtual classroom session.

This can be done if the host enters an observer’s email address in the Advanced Settings menu when starting a new live session.

Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: observer email box
Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: here can be added the observer’s email

Once the session has been started the observer will receive an email invitation with a link to join in.

Observer invitation and the corresponding link for the lesson
Observer invitation and the corresponding link for the lesson

The link will redirect you to the session and before you join you will have to agree with VEDAMO`s latest policies.

Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: enter as a hidden observer
Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: enter as a hidden observer
  1. Admin enters as an observer (the second way).

If you are an admin in the organization you will be able to enter the session as an observer.

You have to find the particular session first. Then when you press the “Enter the Session” button you will be redirected to the next login page.

Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: Admins will have to select the session that they want to observe
Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: Admins will have to select the session that they want to observe

There you will have to move the “Enter as a hidden observer” slider before entering the room.

Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: Admins will have to move the observe slider
Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: Admins will have to move the observe slider

 

NOTE: You can find out more about the roles in VEDAMO platform in the “User administration” article and you can read how to create user accounts in your VEDAMO LMS in the LMS Registration for users article.

 

Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: Clicking on the "the host can invite observers" will let the host invite observers
Virtual classroom observers. The observer role: How to give the host rights to invite observers

 

Also in the “Accounts and settings” tab under “General information” there is a box that has to be ticked in order to give permission to the host to invite any observers.

Note that in the LMS this setting is accessible only to the admin role/roles.

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